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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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Cancel Culture and Higher Ed

William A. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. He is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the…

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BDS Monitor Live – Apr 13, 2021

The 2021 spring semester is concluding with BDS as a full blown political issue not only on campuses but in US state and local elections. At the same time concerted efforts to push back against the IHRA antisemitism definition that…

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China’s Middle East Ambitions

Ilan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, he has consulted for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency as…

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The Impact of Covid-19 on the American Jewish Community

Jack Wertheimer is professor of American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He writes about religious, communal and educational developments in American Jewish life since 1945. His most recent book is The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their…

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Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education

Jonathan Marks teaches political philosophy at Ursinus College. Marks has published on modern and contemporary political philosophy in journals like the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of American Political Science, and the Review of Politics.…

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