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ERIC Number: EJ776003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Academic Freedom and Middle East Studies
Colla, Elliott
Academe, v93 n5 p51-54 Sep-Oct 2007
When the author and his colleague Marsha Pripstein Posusney of Bryant College organized a workshop, entitled "The Study of the Middle East and Islam: Challenges after 9-11," at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, he naively assumed it would come off without friction. After all, he thought, they were not even talking about the Middle East--instead, they were addressing the academic context of Middle East studies in this country. As they were to learn, however, not everyone at Brown University shared their opinion. In this article, the author describes the workshop and the controversy that Brown Students for Israel and Rabbi Serena Eisenberg attempted to create around it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel