To stop the defamation of the Jewish people... to secure justice and fair treatment to all
Anti-Defamation League ABOUT ADL FIND YOUR LOCAL ADL DONATE CONTACT US PRESS CENTER

Sign Up For One Of Our Newsletters
Press ReleaseAnti-Semitism: USA
RULE
ADL Disappointed At Decision To Shut Down Yale Interdisciplinary Center On Anti-Semitism

Update: On June 20, Yale University announced the creation of the Yale Program for the Study of Anti-Semitism as a successor to the Yale Initiative.  More

 

__________

 

New York, NY, June 7, 2011 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today said the decision by Yale University to shut down the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA) at the end of July was "particularly unfortunate and dismaying" given the persistence of anti-Jewish hatred in the United States and around the world.

 

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said in a statement:

Whatever purported issues and problems arose regarding the Yale Interdisciplinary Center, what was required was a concerted effort to work out the problems rather than ending the program.  Especially at a time when anti-Semitism continues to be virulent and anti-Israel parties treat any effort to address issues relating to anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism as illegitimate, Yale's decision is particularly unfortunate and dismaying.

 

The Yale Center was organized in a serious way and, under the leadership of its director, Professor Charles Small, produced significant programs and research in its short history. If there were problems that the university raised, they needed to be dealt with and resolved. The decision to end the Center was a bad one on its own terms, but it is even worse because it leaves the impression that the anti-Jewish forces in the world achieved a significant victory.


Like what you read here?
Sign up to receive HeADLines, the League's weekly e-newsletter.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.



Additional Press Release Categories

ADDITIONAL LINKS
•   Print This Page
•  
•   Additional Press Releases
•   Recent Anti-Semitism: USA Press Releases
•   Anti-Semitism: USA Press Release Archive
Contact Information
Press Inquiries
RELATED ARTICLES

Update: ADL Welcomes Creation Of New Anti-Semitism Study Program For Scholarly Research At Yale
(6/20/11)

 
Home | Search | About ADL | Contact ADL | Privacy Policy

© 2011 Anti-Defamation League