CAMPUS WATCH, a project of the Middle East Forum, reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them. The project mainly addresses five problems: analytical failures, the mixing of politics with scholarship, intolerance of alternative views, apologetics, and the abuse of power over students. Campus Watch fully respects the freedom of speech of those it debates while insisting on its own freedom to comment on their words and deeds.
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By Winfield Myers | Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 3:51 PM | Permalink
[The following appeared as a letter to the editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education on March 27, 2017.]
To the Editor:
Brian Leiter, in "Academic Ethics: Defending Faculty Speech" (The Chronicle, March 22), smears Campus Watch and mischaracterizes its mission.
Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum, critiques Middle East studies by holding professors accountable for their work. It does not "police faculty speech"; how could it when it lacks any and all police power? It does not "inflame public opinion and incite harassment" of academics but engages in careful, multiple fact-checked analyses. Nor need it hide behind the law's "wide latitude to malicious speech," because it offers facts. Finally, it does not partake in "orchestrated" onslaughts against professors but engages in its own research according to its unique priorities.
By Campus Watch | Thu, 23 Mar 2017, 6:43 PM | Permalink
To keep you up to date on what's happening at Campus Watch (CW), we're introducing "This Week at Campus Watch," a compilation of weekly postings at the CW website that we'll send to CW subscribers each week. The postings are categorized by subject and include both in-house and external material: Campus Watch Research (original CW articles and research); Campus Watch Blog (original blog posts); Middle East studies in the News (external articles on current developments in Middle East studies); Moonlighting: Non-Specialists in the News (external articles by non-specialists); and Setting The Record Straight (CW corrects false allegations made against it). Stay updated on CW's efforts to replace the bias and politicization that has overtaken the field of Middle East studies with scholarship and accountability. Follow Campus Watch on Facebook and Twitter.
Campus Watch reports the following from March 14-20, 2017:
Campus Watch Research
Mara Schiffren at The Daily Caller, "Noura Erakat Preaches Intersectionality at NYU": http://www.campus-watch.org/article/id/16612
Campus Watch Blog
Winfield Myers highlights Mara Schiffren's article on George Mason University professor Noura Erakat: http://www.campus-watch.org/blog/2017/03/noura-erakat-preaches-intersectionality-at-nyu
By Winfield Myers | Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 11:01 AM | Permalink
"Intersectionality" is among the hottest buzzwords in academe, and like most other chic terms, it substitutes pretention for content. Ostensibly signifying the connections between oppressed groups, in practice it's used as a weapon for professional (fake) victims to silence anyone who deigns to thwart their will to power. Writing at the Daily Caller, Campus Watch contributor Mara Schiffren details a recent NYU lecture by rabid anti-Israel activist Noura Erakat of George Mason University:
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By Cinnamon Stillwell | Sat, 4 Mar 2017, 1:59 PM | Permalink
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