Chancellor's statement on ASA boycott of Israel

Statement from Chancellor George Blumenthal in response to the American Studies Association’s recent decision to impose an academic boycott on Israel:

"At UC Santa Cruz, our scholars develop and share ideas with academic colleagues from around the world. As UC President Napolitano has stated, a boycott could impede the free and open exchange of these ideas. As such, it is inconsistent with the principles that are the hallmark of the University of California."