As the fall semester ends the election of BDS supporters to Congress and the growing public conflicts between university faculties and administrations have made a BDS national political issue. With near uniform progressive support for BDS as free speech, rather than hate speech, the contradictions inherent in these and other concepts has also been exposed. 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 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-Ginsburg fellow of the Middle East Forum. Among other topics he has written extensively on the BDS movement and contemporary antisemitism.