AEN’s regional short courses provide an opportunity for AEN members to learn more about contemporary Israel, develop strategies related to BDS on campus, and network with other interested faculty. The purpose of these courses is to bolster the knowledge and skill set of AEN members who we hope will be active as regional leaders in AEN’s efforts to respond to BDS and similar challenges on their campuses. These 3-½-day courses are limited to 15-20 participants per course, and take place in regional hubs around the country, with reasonable travel and stay costs paid for by AEN.
AEN’s most recent regional short course took place from January 7-10, 2020 in Grapevine, a suburb of Dallas, TX. Participants included over a dozen AEN faculty from a wide variety of academic disciplines and levels of seniority, primarily from campuses located in the greater Dallas area, but also from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indiana and other states. The syllabus included a combination of readings, talks by academics and practitioners, and workshops on relevant topics.
We plan to host a virtual regional short course in Spring 2021. Please stay tuned for more details!