Statement on Sponsorship Withdrawal from the Arab Conference at Harvard University


March 8, 2023

Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness

917-512-4585, [email protected]


Alums for Campus Fairness’ Harvard Chapter (ACF-Harvard) applauds consulting group McKinsey and Company for taking a strong stance against hate speech and inclusion. McKinsey and Company withdrew its sponsorship from the Arab Conference at Harvard University, which took place March 3-5, 2023, due to the antisemitic views of one of the speakers.

McKinsey released a statement in response, "When we learned late last week that a speaker at an event our recruiting team was sponsoring at Harvard University had a history of anti-Semitic comments, we immediately stepped away from the conference, canceled our in-person recruiting meeting and withdrew two speakers from the program. We condemn anti-Semitism in all its forms and stand for inclusion and tolerance everywhere." 

ACF believes it is essential for companies to take a stand against antisemitism and other forms of hate speech. We would like to recognize McKinsey's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment and emphasize the importance of promoting open dialogue and various perspectives on college campuses.

About ACFAlums for Campus Fairness (ACF) leverages the unique power of alumni to combat antisemitism on college campuses. ACF helps organize and cultivate alumni chapters for colleges and universities across the country, equipping members with tools, tactics, and training to proactively engage with administrators. Learn more at