Request to sign a petition from Scholars for Peace in the Middle East
July 05, 2007

We are academics, scholars, researchers and professionals of differing religious and political perspectives. We all agree that singling out Israelis for an academic boycott is wrong. To show our solidarity with our Israeli academics in this matter, we, the undersigned, hereby declare ourselves to be Israeli academics for purposes of any academic boycott. We will regard ourselves as Israeli academics and decline to participate in any activity from which Israeli academics are excluded.

(To view all the signatures of the statement and to sign your name to statement, scroll to the bottom of this page after reading the signatures of the prime Nobel Laureates, Academic and University Endorsers.
Furthermore, please sign with both first and last names, as well as identify your professional title and institutional affiliation. Incomplete signatures may be deleted. )

Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov
Nobel Prize – Physics
Distinguished Scientist
Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Kenneth Arrow
Nobel Prize-Economics
Stanford University

Lawrence S. Bacow
Tufts University

Henry S. Bienen
Northwestern University

Robert Brown
Boston University

Nancy Cantor
Chancellor and President
Syracuse University

Robert Carothers
University of Rhode Island

Gerhard Casper
President Emeritus
Stanford University

Claude Cohen- Tannoudji
Nobel Prize- Physics
Laboratoire de Physique de L’Ecole Normale Superieure
Paris, France

Jared Cohon
Carnegie-Mellon University

Scott Cowen
Tulane University

Michael Crow
Arizona State University

Alan Dershowitz
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law
Harvard University

Stanley Deser
Dirac Medal
Ancell Professor of Physics
Brandeis University

Alfred Ebenbauer
Former Rector,
University of Vienna, Austria

Jerome Friedman
Nobel Prize-Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sheldon Lee Glashow
Nobel Prize-Physics
Boston University

Clive W.J. Granger
Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics
University of California, San Diego

David Gross
Nobel Prize Physics
Director,Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics
University of California at Santa Barbara

Herbert A. Hauptman
Nobel Prize- Chemistry
Medical Foundation of Buffalo

James J. Heckman
Nobel Prize Economics
University of Chicago

Alan Heeger
Nobel Prize-Chemistry
University of California-Santa Barbara

Richard Herman
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Avram Hershko
Nobel Prize Chemistry
Distinguished Professor at the Unit of Biochemistry
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
(Israel Institute of Technology)

Roald Hoffmann
Frant H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters
Cornell University

Tim Hunt
Nobel Prize – Physiology/Medicine
Cell Cycle Control Laboratory
London Research Institute
Clare Hall Laboratories

Elfriede Jelinek
Nobel Prize Literature

Richard M. Joel
Yeshiva University

Daniel Kahneman
Nobel Prize – Economics
Professor of Psychology
Princeton University

Eric R. Kandel
Nobel Prize – Medicine
University Professor
Columbia University

Helmut Konrad
Former Rector, University of Graz
Graz Austria

Roger Kornberg
Nobel Prize- Chemistry
Professor of Structural Biology
Stanford University

Arthur Kornberg
Nobel Prize- Medicine
Emeritus Pfeiffer Merner Professor of Biochemistry
Stanford University School of Medicine

Leon Lederman
Nobel Prize-Physics
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
University of Chicago

James Moeser
University of North Carolina

C.D. Mote Jr.
University of Maryland

Marshall W. Nirenberg
Nobel Prize- Medicine
Biochemical Genetics
National Institutes of Health

Ross Paul
University of Windsor

David Politzer
Nobel Prize-Physics
California Institute of Technology

G. David Pollick
Birmingham Southern College

Rajendra Prasad
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi

Jehuda Rheinharz
Brandeis University

Richard J. Roberts
Nobel Prize- Physiology/Medicine
New England Biolabs

Richard L. Rubenstein
President Emeritus and
Distinguished Professor of Religion
University of Bridgeport

Donna Shalala
University of Miami

Ralph Snyderman
Chancellor Emeritus
Duke University

Graham Spanier
Penn State University

Shirley Strum Kenny
Stony Brook University
State University of New York

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
The George Washington University

Harold Varmus
Nobel Laureate Phsysiology or Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Leslie Wagner
University of Derby, UK

Steven Weinberg
Nobel Prize-Physics
Josey Regental Professor of Science
University of Texas, Austin

Elie Wiesel
Nobel Peace Prize
Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities
Boston University

Frank Wilczek
Nobel Prize-Physics
Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kevin Wildes, S.J.
Loyola University
New Orleans

Robert E. Witt
University of Alabama

Vladimir Zakharov
Dirac Medal in Theoretical Physics
Regent Professor of Mathematics
University of Arizona

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East Task Force on Countering Academic and Professional Boycotts

Paul Appelbaum
Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine & Law
Columbia University

Edward S. Beck
President, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East
Laureate Professor, School of Psychology
Walden University

John R. Cohn
Professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University

Ruth Lichtenberg-Contreras
Vienna Natural History Museum
University of Vienna

Stanley Dubinsky
Associate Dean of the Graduate School
University of South Carolina

Awi Federgruen,
Charles E. Exley Professor of Management; Chair of Decision, Risk and Operations Division,
Columbia University Business School

Lisbeth S. Fried
Visiting Scholar
Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and the
Department of Near Eastern Studies
University of Michigan

Judith S. Jacobson
Associate Professor
Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University

Richard L. Lubman
Associate Professor Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Southern California School of Medicine

Edward H. Kaplan
William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Management Sciences, Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Engineering
Yale University

Ed Morgan
Law Professor
University of Toronto

Joel Pachter
Professor of Pharmacology
University of Connecticut Health Center

Judea Pearl
Professor Computer Science
University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA)
Daniel Pearl Foundation

Edgar Pick
Director, the Julius Friedrich Cohnheim – Minerva Center
for Phagocyte Research
Head, the Ela Kodesz Institute of Host Defense
against Infectious Diseases
Incumbent, the Roberts-Guthman Chair in
Sackler School of Medicine
Tel Aviv University

Elihu D. Richter
Center for Genocide Studies
Hebrew University-Hadassah, School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Harvey A. Risch
Professor, Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Yale University School of Public Health

Bruce Rubenstein
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
New York University School of Medicine

Marius Usher
Professor of Cognitive Psychology |
Birkbeck, University of London

Jeffrey Wielgus
Research Associate, Department of Life Sciences
University of British Columbia

For Further Information: Contact Dr. Edward S. Beck, President,
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East : Phone: 717.576.5038 or email [email protected]

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I am also the author of a book titled The Education of a Value Investor, which was published in 2014.

As I wrote in my book, we are all a work in progress. This site documents my ongoing quest for “wealth, wisdom and enlightenment”.

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