Campus News & Climate

Will Jewish Students Be Safe This Fall?

As the fall 2024 semester approaches, it’s not clear what we can expect from student protestors, outside agitators, faculty instigators, and college administrators. Numerous lawsuits have been filed and either settled or are moving through the courts while, at the same time, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating and settling various complaints that have been filed with it. College administrators are grappling with balancing free speech and academic freedom claims with the civil rights of Jewish students who have been the subject of physical, mental and verbal abuse that has mostly gone unpunished. Some universities are reconsidering their approach to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and others are instituting training sessions for employees. Unfortunately, students are showing no signs of tiring or interest in discontinuing their offense against Jewish students and faculty and the State of Israel and they seem to have deep pockets funding their efforts. Join us for a discussion to unpack all of this with campus expert, Asaf Romirowsky, Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa.

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Campus Antisemitism

As the fall 2024 semester approaches, it’s not clear what we can expect from student protestors, outside agitators, faculty instigators, and college administrators. Numerous lawsuits have been filed and either settled or are moving through the courts while, at the same time, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating and settling various complaints that have been filed with it. College administrators are grappling with balancing free speech and academic freedom claims with the civil rights of Jewish students who have been the subject of physical, mental and verbal abuse that has mostly gone unpunished. Some universities are reconsidering their approach to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and others are instituting training sessions for employees. Unfortunately, students are showing no signs of tiring or interest in discontinuing their offense against Jewish students and faculty and the State of Israel and they seem to have deep pockets funding their efforts. Join us for a discussion to unpack all of this with campus expert, Asaf Romirowsky, Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa.

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The College Campus Tentifada: How It Started, Why It Matters, and How to Curb It

Hudson’s Michael Doran hosts Columbia University Professor Ran Kivetz, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East Executive Director Asaf Romirowsky, and Senior Fellow and Tablet Editor at Large Liel Leibovitz. They will discuss the causes of the recent slate of pro-Hamas encampments on American college campuses,…

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Middle East Studies

I was recently told a story about a Jewish professor of Islamic studies who, some years ago, was seen standing bewildered outside the hotel gift shop at the annual conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) in a North…

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The Crisis in Higher Education and Advice for Donors

Among the most shocking side effects of Hamas’ horrific October 7th attack on Israel has been to expose the indecency at the heart of the American university. The question is what to do about it. Before the Israeli victims’ blood…

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How social-justice activists revived anti-Semitism

In Western, leftish circles, Israel is now treated as a uniquely wicked nation. We’re told it is a racist, colonialist, ‘apartheid state’, despite ample evidence to the contrary. Social-justice activists treat this imperfect Middle Eastern democracy with infinitely more contempt…

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