We have every reason to expect that partisan support for a boycott will be at maximum strength in Denver. Nevertheless, we believe that the overwhelming majority of anthropologists, whatever their feelings about the Israel-Palestine conflict, support the basic principles of dialogue and academic freedom and do not believe that Israeli anthropologists, or indeed academics anywhere in the world, should be held accountable for the perceived wrongs of their governments. We have organized two panels for the Denver meetings which we hope will bring a more balanced perspective to the discussions:
Defamiliarizing Anthropological Interventions For Social Justice: The BDS Controversy Reconsidered Through the Lans of Homo Anthropologicus – Thursday, November 19, 2015: 1:45 PM-3:30 PM
A House Divided: Politics, Professional Mobilization, and Academic Freedom in American Anthropology – Friday, November 20, 2015: 10:15 AM-12:00 PM
We are trying to reach out to all anthropologists on this issue and ask you to join us in this effort. We welcome your involvement.
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