David Hirsh, Lecturer, Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London

AEN’s first pamphlet, “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) and Antisemitism,” is adapted from a keynote presentation at AEN’s first national conference by David Hirsh, a Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and the founder of Engage, a campaign against academic boycotts of Israel. Hirsh’s pamphlet emphasizes the need to return the discourse on Israel to the “democratic realm of rational politics” while opposing antisemitism on both the left and the right.

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) and Antisemitism by David Hirsh (December 2016)

A podcast featuring a discussion with Hirsh on similar themes, “Making Democracy Sexy: David Hirsh on Combating BDS and Antisemitism by Rediscovering Democracy,” can be found here.