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The world’s leading academic organisation has warned that its US advisory board had been removed from the governing body’s membership list and warned it could lose influence within its “fuelled by fear”.
In a letter to academics on Tuesday, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAS) warned that its advisory board had “been removed” from membership lists.
The board, which advises the academy on human sexuality issues, was established in September 2014, more than a year after Barack Obama took office as the 44th US president. The letter said the academy had “no further knowledge of the decision”.
AAS president John Wiley Goodenough wrote: “I have read the letter of the board members of the [accredited] AAS, and강릉출장샵 I can say they have chosen to remove themselves from the membership of the AAS Advisory Committee to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This is a disappointing outcome.
“For decades, our professional bodies have been engaged in scholarly inquiry with diverse communities of experts.
“While I do not claim to have had authority to act in a manner that is consistent with their values, I do have the obligation and obligation to provide an environment of discussion, open debate and open dialogue.”
The letter also warned that “the loss of our ability to conduct critical reflection, engagement and discussion” within the academy “is a major problem for the profession, because it diminishes its capacity to promote the welfare of its young people.
“This is, I fear, what has taken place and what could be seen as a setback for the professi골목on as a whole, and especially for AAS, and for all the societies and academic bodies that work in our field, with a broader purpose.”
The council has served as a driving force behind a host of efforts to establish gay and lesbia바카라 게임n-inclusive policies across AAS membership, including a move towards adoption or surrogacy, as well as a commitment to promote gay and lesbian rights in schools.
Last month, the US president took office in the wake of a string of high-profile gay marriage and adoption cases and comments by the late Barack Obama that he believed states should have the right to determine who can adopt.
It followed revelations that US companies had failed to comply with a US law barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
In the letter, Goodenough warned that the council’s removal was “unjustifiable given the current international context and to th