BDS On Campus
Where: Temple Emanu-El
1 E. 65th St.
888-718-4253 Price: Free
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Rarely do three seemingly innocuous letters elicit such a visceral response. Shorthand for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, BDS lobbies the business world, religious groups, academia, performers and private citizens to, in the founders’ words, “impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel.”
While arguments against the movement abound—not least, that it is age-old anti-Semitism in disguise—academic opposition will be the focus of this discussion. As one of our panelists, the esteemed cultural anthropologist Richard Shweder, has noted, anti-BDS academics believe “a professional scholarly association does not need a foreign policy for the Holy Land or anywhere else and should be committed to free thought and disciplined inquiry, not collective political action.”Buy tickets/get more info now