The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has issued a comprehensive policy statement on the academic freedom of politically controversial professors today, including cases of professors speaking to the issues of the conflict in the Middle East as well as other topics. The statement can be found at http://www.aaup.org/NR/rdonlyres/8C99CCD0-6331-4671-B333-A29E3CEBDD0C/0/EnsuringAcademicFreedom.pdf .
SPME will be studying this statement. However, as faculty members, you may have some views on this issue as it relates to the Middle East discussion amongst professors and on campuses and in public.
Faculty are invited to share their views and perspectives on this issue and this statement for upcoming issues of the Faculty Forum. Pieces considered may be personal positions statements, op-ed pieces or brief scholarly pieces of 2000 words or less.
Please send your copy with your name, title, institutional affiliation and contact information (phone, email and mailing address) to: Dr. Ed Beck, Co-Editor Faculty Forum at [email protected] . Submission of a piece does not guarantee it’s being published. Incomplete submissions will not be considered and submission of a piece may be subject to requests for editing or being edited.