STATEMENT BY CHANCELLOR JAMES B. MILLIKEN ON A GRADUATE CENTER STUDENT COUNCIL RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

The leadership of The City University of New York has consistently and publicly opposed a boycott of Israeli institutions of higher education.   CUNY has a long history of actively pursuing mutually beneficial relationships to further the interests of our faculty and students in education and research with leading institutions around the world, including those in Israel, and we intend to continue to do so.  We are disappointed by this vote from one student group, but it will not change CUNY’s position.