Charles Asher Small,
Director, Yale Initiative for the Indisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism
“Facing Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism From Academic Colleagues in University Settings” will be the topic addressed by Charles Asher Small, Director of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism will be the next featured speaker on SPME’s popular new Conference Call Series on Sunday February 8, 2009 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Instructions for becoming an SPME contributor to reserve a place on the conference call are listed below.
Dr. Small will be addressing such issues as:
* Distinguishing between academic anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism in the academy…
* What criticisms of Israel are considered civil and constructive opposition and what criticisms are rooted in anti-Semitism…
* Recommendations for Faculty Members on how to respond within their academic institutions and their disciplines.
Dr. Small is also the President and Founder of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy: Charles received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, McGill University, Montreal; a M.Sc. in Urban Development Planning in Economics, Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London; and a Doctorate of Philosophy (D.Phil), Oxford University. Charles Small completed post-doctorate research at the Groupe de recherche ethnicité et société, Université de Montréal. He taught in departments of sociology and geography at Goldsmith College, University of London, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv and the Institute of Urban Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He was also an Associate Professor and the Director of Urban Studies at SCSU, Connecticut. He worked as a consultant and policy advisor in North America, Europe, Southern Africa and the Middle East; and has lectured internationally. Charles specializes social and cultural theory, globalization and national identity, socio-cultural policy, racisms – including Antisemitism
The lecture will be followed by questions and answers sent in to the conference call moderator, Dr. Edward S. Beck, President-Emeritus of SPME.
This lecture is particularly timely in light of the efforts of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and other groups targeting U.S. campuses and faculty after creating creating havoc in the United Kingdom the past few years with their efforts to have faculty union members there boycott Israel.
125 spaces on the conference call have been reserved on a first-come, first served basis for those who contributed to SPME in the current academic year (July 1, 2008-Present). There is still time to contribute to be on the call. Click here to contribute to reserve your space on the call. If you know you are a current academic year contributor, click here to send your name and institutional affiliation to reserve a place on the conference call by 12:00 Noon February 8, 2009.
Non-contributors may be accomodated only after contributors have signed up. Click here to view if you are a current contributor to SPME. If you are still uncertain about your contributor status, contact [email protected] and then click here to reserve your place on the call. Toll Free and international dial-in instructions will be sent to the first 125 individuals accepted for the call.
For further information, contact Dr. Edward S. Beck, President-Emeritus, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East at [email protected] .
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) is not-for-profit [501 (C) (3)], grass-roots community of scholars who have united to promote honest, fact-based, and civil discourse, especially in regard to Middle East issues. We believe that ethnic, national, and religious hatreds, including anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, have no place in our institutions, disciplines, and communities. We employ academic means to address these issues.
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