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This event is sponsored by Hillel at Baruch College
Members of the Baruch College faculty are cordially invited to attend a dinner to discuss:
Israel, Academic Freedom, and the Role of
Scholars in Peacemaking
A conversation with Professor Cary Nelson, University of Illinois
With a response by: Professor Mitchell Cohen, Department of Political Science
Moderator: Professor Andrew Sloin, Department of History
Tuesday, February 24, 6pm
Skylight Room - 17 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Dinner will be served.
From: Hillel at Baruch College
Over the last few years, CUNY campuses have faced an increasing number of struggles over the pressure to boycott Israeli universities. As part of a growing debate on this issue, those at this gathering will be invited to discuss: what stands between academic freedom and academic boycotts? What are the roles and motivations of academics to join or abstain from this debate? Is Academic Freedom, a fundamental value in higher education, being eroded? What possible benefits or damages will an academic boycott on Israel academics produce? Is there a plausible route to peace between Israelis and Palestinians?
The event will begin with a presentation by Prof. Cary Nelson, followed by a response by Prof. Mitchell Cohen. The discussion will then be opened to the members of the audience, moderated by Prof. Sloin.
Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. He is co-editor of The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel and former president of the American Association of University Professors.
Please RSVP by Friday, February 20.
Hillel at Baruch College