The fall semester begins with BDS at the center of campus and national politics. BDS supporting candidates had mixed results in primaries but key figures were successful and will likely be reelected in November. On campus a series of lawsuits have pushed back at BDS support from student governments but the environment for Israel supporters and Jewish students remains menacing. 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.