[S5047] BDS: A Critical Evaluation

Created by SYSTEM Manager
Monday, 11/20/17 3:30pm


The Boycott, Divest and Sanction [BDS] movement has acquired increasing importance in academia in recent years, including in MESA. This panel will evaluate the central propositions of BDS and subject them to a critical academic analysis. Topics to be discussed include the so-called right of return of Palestinian refugees, an end to the occupation of the West Bank, and the improvement of the status of Palestinian citizens of Israel (Israeli Arabs). An examination will also be made of the fate of the BDS issue in the academic organizations that have dealt with it.


Intl Rltns/Aff


Robert O. Freedman

(Johns Hopkins University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair; Organizer;

Joshua Teitelbaum

(Bar-Ilan University)
Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum is a leading historian and expert on the modern Middle East. He teaches Middle Eastern history in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. He is Senior Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat...
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Selwyn Troen

(Brandeis University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Cary Nelson

(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;