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Department Resolutions on Travel Bans and the Global Network University


Carter Journalism Institute We, the majority of senior members of the Carter Journalism Institute faculty at New York University, are writing to express our dismay at the United Arab Emirates government’s decision to deny security clearances and work visas to one of our faculty members, Prof. Mohamad Bazzi, and to…

Why We Stand With Ravi


On January 11, 2018 Ravi Ragbir, the Executive Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City and a leading advocate for immigrant rights, was detained by ICE. Ravi came to the US in 1991 from Trinidad and Tobago, and was a green-card holder between 1994-2006 before facing deportation…

#GlobalForWho? Sanctuary and the Global Network University


“Restrictions on the freedom of movement are a powerful coercive mechanism, one that discourages independent speech and critical scholarship.” Read more here on why NYU must address travel bans as a global network university. In October of 2017, NYU Professors Mohamad Bazzi and Arang Keshavarzian, who were both scheduled to…

Politics of Sanctuary Course Offered in Spring 2018!


New course on sanctuary offered in Spring 2018 by 25 NYU faculty across departments & schools! Migration, Refugees & the Politics of Sanctuary  SCA-UA 280 | Spring 2018 |  Wednesdays 6:20pm to 9pm With an eye firmly on the contemporary debate about Sanctuary, this course examines the history and activism of movements and communities…

NYU is #GlobalForWho?


The Union for Graduate Students at NYU (GSOC-UAW) has published a statement on the NYU-Abu Dhabi Travel Bans. You can read it here. Statement also copied below: GSOC Statement on Abu Dhabi Travel Bans In recent weeks, it has come to light that two NYU professors who were scheduled to…

As a “Global Network University”, NYU Must Address Travel Bans


Read department resolutions here. "Restrictions on the freedom of movement are a powerful coercive mechanism, one that discourages independent speech and critical scholarship." In October of 2017, NYU Professors Mohamad Bazzi and Arang Keshavarzian, who were both scheduled to teach at NYU Abu Dhabi, were denied visas to the United…

NYU AAUP Letter to Hamilton on Academic Freedom and UAE Visa Denials to Faculty


The UAE has denied work visas to Professor of Journalism  Mohamad Bazzi and Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Arang Keshavarzian. This has been grossly ignored by NYU. Read the Middle East Studies Association's letter to Andrew Hamilton here. Read Mohamad Bazzi's op-ed "NYU in Abu Dhabi: A Sectarian Bargain"…

#DefendDACA: Resources for Resistance


On Tuesday, September 5, Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provides young immigrants who arrived in the US during childhood without legal documentation protection from deportation. It is a bare-bones policy of human decency. DACA was made possible thanks to the brave resistance led by undocumented immigrants…

Letter to Hamilton for Stand Against Repeal of DACA


Dear President Hamilton, The news that the Trump Administration might repeal DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program] within the next few days is alarming. We are writing as concerned faculty to find out what actions NYU is taking to protect students who are affected by this policy change. We are…