The Academic Engagement Network is pleased to offer a list of 21 speakers who will be available in the 2019-20 academic year for individual subsidized visits to campuses through AEN member invitations. Their areas of expertise include the history of the BDS movement in academia, Israeli history, society, and politics, antisemitism and anti-Zionism, strategies to counter the BDS narrative, and many other topics relevant to AEN’s agenda. In keeping with a renewed grant AEN has received from the Natan Fund through its “Confronting Antisemitism” initiative, many of our speakers are able to address rising antisemitism on campus and in society as a whole.
If invited by an AEN member, each speaker will receive a $1000 honorarium from AEN for an engagement consisting of a public talk and a participatory session with students and/or faculty in a class, seminar, or other small group setting. Availability will vary by speaker and dates. A list of speakers and their approved topics can be viewed here.
If you are interested in booking a speaker, please fill out the form below. Preference will be given to members who are interested in inviting local speakers, to help defray travel costs. While grant awards will be made to AEN members, disbursement of funds should be arranged through a university department or program.
Once your application is approved, please contact the speaker directly to arrange and finalize the details of his/ her visit.
For any questions about the Speakers Bureau, please contact AEN Executive Director Miriam Elman.