Archive for 'Academia'
The Leo Baeck Institute and Wiener Library have been hosting a lecture series on this topic. Here is some information about the final event, to be held on 5 December. Rachel Garfield will discuss Guy Ritchie’s Snatch (2000):
‘Snatch’ is a comic book gangster film that can be seen to represent the backlash against perceived notions [...]
Posted: November 21st, 2013 under Academia.
This is a guest post by Ismet Inonu
A Turkish group called ‘Mentora Academies Trust’ which has no website and whose Chairman speaks no English, has declared it will receive £6-7 million pounds from the British government to run three schools in Oxfordshire on 500 acres of land. Enver Yucel, Chairman of the Turkey-based group, has [...]
This is a cross-post from Stand for Peace
Sharmine Narwani is an Academic Visitor at St Anthony’s College, Oxford, who sometimes appears in the media – including the BBC – as an “expert” on the Middle East. In reality, Ms Narwani is a terror apologist with a penchant for conspiracy theories who writes for the pro-Hezbollah [...]
Posted: September 25th, 2013 under Academia.
I missed this story about William Penn, a college professor who was suspended for an anti-Republican rant, when it first broke a week or so ago – I don’t think it’s received much coverage outside the US. It happens to tie in with a discussion which followed a recent post on blacklisting. When, if at [...]
Back in 2011 the case of Smadar Bakovic received some coverage here and elsewhere. To recap, she was studying at the University of Warwick and felt that the dissertation supervisor she had been assigned, a supporter of BDS and critic of Israel, might not be the best choice for an Israeli student. She raised [...]
Unfortunately I can’t attend, but I thought some readers would be interested in this workshop on the UCU, antisemitism and Israel boycotts, which will take place in London on 11 July.
The University and College Union (UCU) has passed anti-Zionist resolutions since 2005 and Jewish members have complained about antisemitic tendencies within the union. In 2012 [...]
This is a guest post from Howie’s corner
At the weekend millions of ordinary Pakistani men and women defied the threats of the Taliban and went to the polls to cast their vote. A small number paid for that right with their lives. They are not alone:
In Bangladesh thousands of supporters of [...]
Harriet Sherwood tells us that the Stephen Hawking has joined the ranks of the BDSers:
Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
Hawking is in very poor health, but last week he [...]
Posted: May 8th, 2013 under Academia.
Despite being deeply interested in the result of Ronnie’s Fraser’s case, I expected the ruling itself to be rather dry, with the result hinging on precedents set by case law. While fully sharing the concerns which motivated the many other witnesses, and Ronnie himself, to pursue this case, I realized that the tribunal would have [...]
A guest post from Ahmed Rushdi.
Coming from the University whose President and Provost said Islamist extremism on campus ‘doesn’t exist‘, and from a University whose alumni are in the news for all the wrong reasons, University College London issued a press release stating that future events involving iERA would not be allowed following the controversy surrounding [...]