Tuesday, November 20, 2007
ACADEMIC FREEDOM on CAMPUS: Joel Kovel to Speak at UM
ACADEMIC FREEDOM and ISRAEL-PALESTINE
An evening with the scholar supporters of Israel sought to silence.
Author of "Overcoming Zionism"
November 26, 2007
4th floor Auditorium
University of Michigan
JOEL KOVEL's most recent book was at the center of a controversy involving the University of Michigan. Distribution of his book 'Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic Sate in Israel/Palestine' was temporarily halted after pro-Israel supporters pressured the University of Michigan Press. UM Press than considered ending its deal with the book's publisher, Pluto Press, because of pro-Israel pressure. The UM Press made the right decision in the end, but wavered in its defense of academic debate.
Professor Kovel will discuss the challenges he faced in writing his book and the
political pressure to silence a debate we need more than ever.
HIS BOOK WILL BE ON SALE AT THE EVENT; HE WILL SIGN BOOKS!
For More Information:
The Michigan Daily Editorial supporting Academic Debate
Joel Kovel's website
SPONSORED by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE)