Statement from the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies on New York University’s Global Site in Tel Aviv
The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies affirms its commitment to NYU’s global site in Tel Aviv under the directorship of our department colleague Professor Benjamin Hary. As a department, we strongly believe in the principle of broad academic inclusiveness espoused by NYU and specifically exhibited by NYU Tel Aviv. Contrary to any implications otherwise, no student has been turned away from NYU Tel Aviv because of ethnic or national background or political views. The department is committed to the principle that all students and faculty should be able to travel freely through NYU’s global network. We hope that all members of NYU, of all views and backgrounds, have an opportunity to participate in the NYU Tel Aviv program and to learn there. The students, faculty, and staff at NYU Tel Aviv are remarkably diverse and we regard engagement with this academic community to be of great benefit to all NYU students and faculty. Under Professor Hary’s leadership, NYU Tel Aviv has become a vibrant academic center that upholds in the best possible way the university’s mission of the production and dissemination of knowledge in an environment committed to free and open exchange of people and ideas. The recent resolution adopted by NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis serves only to hinder these pursuits and stifle the academic mission of the university and NYU Tel Aviv. We invite all members of the NYU community to visit NYU Tel Aviv and see for themselves its impressive model of human and intellectual engagement. As NYU Tel Aviv celebrates its 10th anniversary, we are committed to ongoing efforts to support and strengthen NYU Tel Aviv as a leading center for scholarly activity and student achievement.