[Marxism] Fwd: Denial of Job to Harsh Critic of Israel Divides Advocates of Academic Freedom - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Aug 7 06:15:12 MDT 2014

(Cary Nelson, what a scumbag.)

Among those signing the Illinois conference’s letter was John K. Wilson, 
a co-editor of the AAUP’s blog, Academe. He argued that Mr. Nelson 
generally can be counted on to stick up for a faculty member in Mr. 
Salaita’s position, but the former AAUP president appears to have "a 
blind spot" when it comes to the academic freedom of critics of Israel.

The controversy over the handling of Mr. Salaita’s appointment is not 
the first time Mr. Nelson has clashed with critics of Israel within the 
AAUP and elsewhere in academe. He has been a vocal opponent of calls for 
academic boycotts of Israeli universities by the American Studies 
Association and other groups, leading to accusations that he has a 
pro-Israel bias. He has denied such criticisms and is co-chairman of the 
academic advisory council of the Third Narrative, a group that seeks to 
promote moderation in discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

full: http://chronicle.com/article/Denial-of-Job-to-Harsh-Critic/148211/

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