Censoring Palestine at the University

Friday, Mar 06, 2015 - Friday, Mar 06, 2015 | 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

100 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender

Censoring Palestine at the University: Free Speech and Academic Freedom at a Crossroads

Friday, March 6th, 2015
9:00AM– 9:30 PM
100 Boalt Hall School of Law
University of California, Berkeley

9:15 AM Conference Opening and Welcome
Dr. Hatem Bazian

Panel One

9:30AM – 11:15PM

Representing Palestine at the University: Legal Obstacles to Free Speech on Palestine/Israel

Moderator and Participant: Liz Jackson, Staff Attorney at Palestine Solidarity Legal Support

Liz Jackson, Staff Attorney at Palestine Solidarity Legal Support
New McCarthyism: Trends in Legal Repression of Palestine Speech on U.S. Campuses

Yaman Salahi, Staff Attorney at Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
The Feds as Speech Police? Mis-use of the Civil Rights Act and the Higher Education Act to Manage Palestine at the University

Taliah Mirmalek, Students for Justice, UC Berkeley
The Chilling Effect of Legal Repression on Student Speech: UC Berkeley Case Study

Panel Two

11:30AM– 1:15PM

Typology of Palestine’s Censorship at the Academy

Moderator: Dr. Khalid Kadir, Department of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

Hilary Aked, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Bath, UK
A Typology of Censorship Forces in UK universities’

Prof. Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco
“Balancing” Moderates with Extremists: How Academic Administrators Demand Inclusion of Supporters of Occupation

Lisa Rofel, Director, Center for Emerging World, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Academic Harassment of Speech about the Palestine/Israel Conflict: Neoliberalism, Civility Codes and the Limits to Academic Freedom

Panel Three

2:15PM – 4:00PM

Academic Discourses on Palestine: Structured Limits

Moderator: Dr. Munir Jiwa, Director of GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies

Prof. Lara Deeb, Chair of Anthropology at Scripps College

Prof. Jessica Winegar, Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University.
Fears of Attacks on Academic Freedom: Anthropologists Navigate Israel/Palestine

Prof. Deborah A. Gordon, Chair and Associate Professor, Center for Women’s Studies and Religion Department, Wichita State University
Honor Diaries: Islamophobia in Zionism’s Retort to Palestine on Campus

Panel 4

4:30 – 6:30PM

Censoring Palestine at the University: Free Speech and Academic Freedom at a Crossroads

Moderator: Dr. Colleen Keyes, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Zaytuna College

Prof. Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University
Censoring Palestine at the University: Free Speech and Academic Freedom at a Crossroads

Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies
Resisting the New McCarthyism: Campus Activism and Zionist Backlash at San Francisco State University

Dr. Hatem Bazian, Near Eastern and Asian American Studies Departments at UC Berkeley, Professor and Co-Founder of Zaytuna College
Institutional Gate Keepers and Seamless Censorship

Sponsored by: Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Near Eastern Studies Department, Center for Race and Gender, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, American Muslims for Palestine-SF Bay Area Chapter, Council on American Islamic Relations-SF Bay Area, Jewish Voice for Peace-Bay Area Chapter, Students for Justice in Palestine-Berkeley, Muslim Students Association.

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