Cary Nelson, Jubilee Professor Emeritus of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
AEN’s second pamphlet, “Conspiracy Pedagogy on Campus: BDS Advocacy and Academic Freedom,” is adapted from a keynote presentation at AEN’s first national conference by Cary Nelson, Jubilee Professor Emeritus of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nelson’s pamphlet criticizes the “political corruption” of some humanities and social science disciplines that have elevated the rationale behind the BDS movement to an incontrovertible truth.
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.