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Emirates gay rights group slam NYU for promoting campus in UAE

Gay rights group ask NYU's president, John Sexton, what comes first in it's Abdu Dhabi's campus: profit or information freedom, diversity and ethics?

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23rd March 2013 07:20

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

John Sexton, president of the prestigious New York University (NYU), along with its executive, was asked by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) gay rights group over the ethics and conduct regarding their flagship Abu Dhabi campus.

Earlier this week it was revealed that Sexton answered dismissively to NYU professors riasing concerns if gay students would be unwelcome in Abu Dhabi, stating: ‘I would say to any student here that wants to go to the Abu Dhabi campus, “Go”. Gay students, Israeli students, I refuse to think in those categories’.

Sexton lost this week a non-binding no confidence vote by NYU professors as to his role of expanding the flag ship campus, as part of the university, on equal pairing to the New York location.

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