Middle East studies in the News
SPME Action Short Take: Columbia's Massad, Dabashi and Saliba "On Leave"
by Scholars for Peace in the MIddle East
For reasons not explained at the website, Columbia Professors Massad, Dabashi and Saliba, all referenced in "Columbia Unbecoming" of the David Project and the subjects of an internal investigation by Columbia officials and numerous meetings, teach-ins and conferences dealing with academic integrity in Middle Eastern Studies are among a number of other faculty "on leave" from the MEALAC Program at Columbia University, Fall Semester 2005 and some through academic 2006. The Scholars for Peace in the Middle East Columbia Chapter Conference dealing Academic Integrity and the Middle East and the Columbia Unbecoming situation held on March 6, 2005, featuring Alan Dershowitz, Martin Kramer, Phyllis Chesler, Donna Divine, Rachel Ehrenfeld, Natan Sharansky, Efraim Karsh, Charles Jacobs and many others can be viewed at www.spme.net/columbia.eduNote: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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