ideological exclusion

Ideological Exclusion and Malalai Joya

By |2019-03-13T15:37:12-04:00March 29th, 2011|Blog|

Though the U.S. military has occupied Afghanistan for nearly a decade, we have rarely received the opportunity to hear about the lives of every day Afghans from the mouths of everyday Afghans. On the eve of one such opportunity, the book tour of Afghani activist and politician Malalai Joya, the State Department decided to deny her a visa. In 2007, Joya’s brave [...]

A false dichotomy: Peter Schmidt argues ideological exclusion may have protected us from terrorists

By |2019-03-07T22:40:37-04:00March 20th, 2009|Blog|

In an article published today in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Peter Schmidt responds to the call to stop ideological exclusion, the denial of visa to foreign scholars, writers, etc. based on their political positions. In this article, "Obama Must Tread Fine Line on Scholars Barred From the U.S. for Their Views," Schmidt warns that stopping this exclusion entirely may [...]