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.
You can watch the entire webinar here, or watch my own opening remarks (duration: 12 minutes) at this link or below.
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