November 7: AEN Faculty Convening in Miami, FL. This event is organized with the goal of connecting local AEN faculty, learning about how BDS operates on their respective campuses, and discussing best practices of opposing BDS. Please contact Melissa Landa if you would like to attend.
November 26: “Israel: Innovation Nation” – a one-day conference in Chicago, IL, geared toward faculty in STEM and business fields. This event will feature keynote talks and discussions about academic partnerships between US and Israeli institutions (particularly in Illinois and Chicago through the Discovery Partners Institute), and the different exciting innovations in science, technology, and business being developed in Israel. Please email Senior Associate for Communications Raeefa Shams for more information.
January 6-9: Regional Short Course in Boca Raton, FL. This course, developed in partnership with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, will offer AEN members an opportunity to learn more about contemporary Israel, develop strategies to counter BDS on campus, and network with other interested faculty. Applications are due November 5, and priority will be given to AEN members in the Southeast region.