The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that a New York University professor who had publicly criticized the conditions of workers helping to building NYU's new campus in Abu Dhabi  was recently barred from entering the United Arab Emirates.  
According to the Chronicle story, "the decision to bar Andrew Ross, a professor of social and cultural analysis, could have wider ramifications both for NYU and for other colleges that operate campuses in authoritarian countries."
"Administrators at NYU have long insisted they have agreements with authorities to honor basic academic freedoms, but an incident like this is a clear violation of those principles," Mr. Ross said in an interview with the Chronicle. "It also illustrates how fragile or illusory it is to make such claims under the circumstances."


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