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Thursday, February 19, 2015

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.

 

 

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

646-312-4760