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Event: October 25, Ann and Nate Levine Jewish Studies Lecture

Event Date: October 25, 2018
Location: Dallas Hall
Time: 7:30 pm

“Israel, BDS, and Campus Life: Complexities of Jewish Identity in the American Academy” by Profs. Doron Ben-Atar and Andrew Pessin, authors of _Anti-Zionism on Campus. The University, Free Speech, and BDS_


Many scholars have struggled with rising anti-Israel sentiments on college and university campuses worldwide. Drawing on their extensive qualitative research, Profs. Doron Ben-Atar and Andrew Pessin will explore the deleterious impact of the Boycott Divest Sanction (BDS) movement on the most cherished Western ideals of free speech, civility, respectful discourse, and open research.

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