ERIC Number: EJ826030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-9
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Where's the Outrage Now?
Gordon, Neve; Halper, Jeff
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n18 pB2 Jan 2009
This article reports that not one of the nearly 450 presidents of American colleges and universities who prominently denounced an effort by British academics to boycott Israeli universities in September 2007 have raised their voice in opposition to Israel's bombardment of the Islamic University of Gaza at the end of December. How should academics respond to this assault on an institution of higher education? Regardless of one's stand on the boycott of Israeli universities, anyone so concerned about academic freedom as to put one's name on a petition should be no less outraged when Israel bombs a Palestinian university. The question, then, is whether the university presidents and professors who signed the various petitions denouncing efforts to boycott Israel will speak out against the destruction of the Islamic University.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, College Presidents, Conflict, Activism, Political Attitudes, Advocacy, International Studies
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Identifiers - Location: Israel