The international studies academic advisory board at Boston College has decided it will not participate in a new security studies program that would provide public speakers, undergraduate workshops, a post-doc program, a Ph.D. program  and training programs because it was going to receive funds from the Charles Koch Foundation, the BC Heights reports.

“After a robust and open discussion, it was clear that there was not enough support among the board as a whole for the IS Program to be involved in this grant proposal,” Erik Owens, director of the IS program, said in an email to The Heights. “The chief concern among opponents was the funding source, not the content of the proposal; there was strong support for the proposed program in security studies, and in particular for our colleagues who work in this area.