Marcel, Ahmad is not going to Columbia to discuss abstract theories or molecular biology or Chaucer versus Byron, so there's not much academic freedom per se involved. The British boycott, on the other hand, seeks politically motivated over-the-board prevention of true academic freedom for proven scholars who happen to be Israelis.
EU urges Turkey to keep border open to Syrian refugees (AP)
from the article: British-born academic sent to U.K. to fight university boycott
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