Last summer, a number of Canadian university presidents participated in a controversial trip to Israel, for the purpose of building partnerships between Canadian and Israeli universities. The trip, which was organized by a major pro-Israel lobby group, has sparked major concerns over the possible impact on human rights and academic freedom. On this episode, Michael is joined by faculty members Dyala Hamzah and Jillian Rogin to talk about what we know about the delegation, how Israeli universities are complicit in oppression, and how Israel restricts academic freedom for Palestinians.
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Links from this podcast:
- The Conversation: University presidents’ trip to Israel undermines academic freedom and democracy
- Joint Letter – Faculty and civil society groups raise human rights concerns after Canadian university presidents tour Israel
- Jewish Faculty Network Joins Calls for Accountability
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