The National Association of Scholars has produced a new report on university-based Middle East centers, authored by Neetu Arnold. I participated in the launch webinar, and focused specifically on the funding of the centers. Bottom line: I don’t believe the problem in Middle Eastern studies, including the centers, can be fixed by more transparency or oversight of the funding. It’s baked into academic culture. And I show how reductions in external funding have loosened the last restraints on the radicals when it comes to Israel.