After two students were denied letters of recommendation for study abroad programs by University of Michigan faculty members attempting to make a political statement against Israel, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Academic Engagement Network (AEN) have developed a model policy to ensure that universities promote clear standards guiding such faculty conduct in the future.
Overview of recent AEN events and activities; announcement of upcoming programs; interviews with AEN members Amir Khnifess and Amnon Reichman; AEN writings.
Ken Waltzer retirement and Executive Director search announcements; upcoming events; overview of Michigan State University’s “Israel at 70” conference; developments at the University of Michigan; writings by AEN leaders and members.
Michigan State University will host a two-day conference next month that aims to offer a multifaceted exploration of Israel as the country celebrates its 70th Independence Day.
New pamphlet by Einat Wilf; writings by AEN leadership and staff; announcing AEN’s 2018-2019 microgrant program, including a focus on “Israel @ 70”; campus developments; member writings.
Overview of AEN National Workshop in Washington, DC, as well as other events of interest; member writings and interviews.
Description of recent AEN events at Ursinus College and UC-Davis; information about upcoming events, including AEN’s National Workshop; member writings.
Announcing AEN’s Senior Associate for Membership and Diversity hire; descriptions of recent microgrant events at Northern Michigan University, California State University-Long Beach, Ball State University, and the University of Southern California; an interview with Jeffrey R. Brown, Dean of the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; updates on campus BDS campaigns; and member writings.
Overview of recent AEN talks at the American Society of the University of Haifa and the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference; information about upcoming microgrant and speakers’ bureau events; analyses of recent BDS campaigns at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Minnesota; and interview with Kalamazoo College professor Amy Elman about her Fulbright research in Israel; and member writings.