The fall 2021 semester begins with pushback against teacher’s unions supporting BDS but with the continued threat from ‘ethnic studies’ and ‘critical race theory’ curricula at the K-12 and university levels. And while BDS on campus ramps up, the failure of students, faculty, or other groups to speak out against Taliban oppression is highlighting the BDS movement’s hypocrisy and antisemitism. SPME’s Live Briefing Series covers recent BDS developments and gives listeners the opportunity to ask questions to SPME staff.
BDS Monitor Live Speaker: Alex Joffe
Dr. Alex Joffe is editor of SPME’s monthly BDS Monitor. He is an archaeologist and historian specializing in the Middle East and contemporary international affairs. Educated at Cornell University and the University of Arizona, he is also a Shillman-Ingerman fellow of the Middle East Forum. Among other topics he has written extensively on the BDS movement and contemporary antisemitism.