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48. Academic Boycotts: A Conversation about Israel and Palestine

Thursday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Sheraton IV–V, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: Samer M. Ali, Univ. of Texas, Austin

Speakers: Omar Barghouti, Independent Scholar; Barbara Jane Harlow, Univ. of Texas, Austin; David C. Lloyd, Univ. of California, Riverside; Richard M. Ohmann, Wesleyan Univ.

Responding: Samer M. Ali

Session Description:

This roundtable addresses the political movement Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel, seen by its defenders as a viable means to end the Palestinian occupation. Many academics face questions about how to respond to this boycott or how to evaluate academic boycotts more generally. This roundtable is intended to promote discussion of strategy, ethics, and academic work in larger world contexts through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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