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Academic Accountability: Who Finances Israel’s Delegitimization on Campus?
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 9am
Tel Aviv University, Dan David Building Hall 3
(Entrance from Gate 4)
The roundtable will explore the sources of funding for a range of academic activities that have contributed, over time, to the delegitimization of Israel. There is a virtual consensus that the academy has lead the campaign to present Israel as an apartheid-style state, paving the way for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) initiative. Yet there is little understanding of the financial underpinning of this effort.
The following panelists will address the various aspects of this issue.
Greetings: Gideon Kressel, Prof. (Em.) Ben Gurion University; Israel Academia Monitor
1. The Financial Network: Who Funds What and Why?
Ofira Seliktar, Prof. (Em.) Gratz College; Chair Intelligence & Strategy Section, ASMEA
2. German Foundations, Academic Discourse and the Delegitimization of Israel
Clemens Heni, PhD. Berlin International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (BICSA)
3. Funding Israeli Scholars to Produce Paradigmatic Literature: A Case Study
Dana Barnett, PhD. King’s College London; Israel Academia Monitor
4. Developments of the Academic Boycott of Israel since 2002
Manfred Gerstenfeld, PhD. Former Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Q & A