RESOLUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD OF THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR ETHICS, JUSTICE AND PUBLIC LIFE AT BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
December 9, 2013
The Board takes note that in consequence of a despicable and unauthorized demonstration that took place on the campus of Al-Quds University on 5 November 2013 and that after public statements were made by the respective presidents of Brandeis and Al-Quds Universities, Brandeis University suspended the partnership between the universities and also suspended the President of Al-Quds, Professor Sari Nusseibeh, from membership on this Board.
The Board records the important contribution that President Nusseibeh has made as a member of the Board since its inception more than a decade ago and deeply regrets his suspension from it.
The Board has been briefed on all the relevant documents and statements relating to this issue and has had the benefit of a telephonic discussion with the president of Brandeis University, Frederick Lawrence.
The Board urges that all steps be taken by both universities to reinstate their important partnership at the earliest opportunity and that President Nusseibeh’s suspension from this Board be removed.