SPME Statements

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) is Concerned by Departmental Sponsorship of a Recent Speech at Vassar College by Jasbir Puar, a Pro-BDS, Radical Anti-Israel Professor

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, Jasbir K. Puar, Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University delivered a lecture at Vassar College, “Inhumanist Biopolitics: How Palestine Matters,” sponsored by the school’s American Studies Department and departments of Political…

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If You Want to Change the Campus Culture, Look to the Faculty

A number of articles have been written about a new organization that is going to work with faculty to address problems on campus related to Israel and the treatment of Jewish students. While the group understandably wants to present itself…

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Academics Call for a Stop to Boycott Votes of Israel

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, The Academic Council for Israel, The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, Stand With Us and the Louis D. Brandeis Center issued a statement in advance of the shocking vote to expected to pass, to boycott Israeli…

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Unacceptable statement of principles

Dear Board of Regents, We are writing to express our extreme disappointment and outrage over the proposed Statement of Principles Against Intolerance that you will be considering at your upcoming meeting. As you know, in the wake of unprecedented and…

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