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Boycott Calls Against Israel
A very important conference: Academic Freedom & the Politics of Boycotts, January 25th-26th, Bar Ilan University

Academic Freedom

& the Politics of Boycotts

 

CO SPONSORED BY THE

AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS

BRITISH FRIENDS OF BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Prof. Eitan Gilboa, Bar Ilan University

Dr. Jonathan Rynhold, Bar Ilan University

Prof. Joshua Schwartz, IAB Coordinator, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Gerald Steinberg, Committee Chair, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Yosef Yeshurun, IAB Chair, Bar-Ilan University Rector

Prof. Yaffa Zilbershats, Bar Ilan University

HONORARY BOARD

Prof. Shlomo Avineri, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Aharon Ben-Zeev, University of Haifa President

Prof. Asa Kasher, Tel-Aviv University

Prof. Moshe Kaveh, Bar-Ilan University President

Prof. Amos Oz, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Prof. Amnon Rubinstein, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Prof. A.B. Yehoshua, University of Haifa

International Advisory Board for Academic Freedom (IAB)

Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

GREETINGS

Prof. Moshe Kaveh, Bar-Ilan University, President

Ambassador Simon McDonald, United Kingdom

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Chair: Prof. Yeshurun, Bar-Ilan University Rector & IAB Chair

Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School

THE CENTRALITY OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM

Chair: Prof. Tova Cohen, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Asa Kasher, Tel Aviv University

Prof. Said Zeedani, Al Quds University

Prof. Shlomo Avineri, Hebrew University

CAN AN ACADEMIC BOYCOTT EVER BE JUSTIFIED?

Chair: Prof. Bernard (Baruch) Susser, Bar-Ilan University

Prof Michael Yudkin, Oxford University

Prof. Adrian Guelke, Queen's University Belfast

Prof. Deborah Lipstadt, Emory University

Marc Stern, American Jewish Congress

LUNCH

THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN THE WEST

Chair: Prof. Joshua Schwartz, Bar-Ilan University

Prof Amnon Rubinstein, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Prof. Shmuel Trigano, Universite de Paris X Naterre, France

Prof. David Newman, Ben Gurion University

Prof. Martin Kramer, Tel Aviv University

THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM AROUND THE WORLD

Chair: Prof. Robert Quinn, Director, Scholars at Risk Network

Germany: Prof. Angelica Timm, Bar-Ilan University

Southern Europe: Prof. Michael Daxner, Magna Charta Observatory

Middle East: Prof. Martin Kramer, Tel Aviv University

China: Prof. Emerita Merle Goldman, Boston University

DINNER SPEECHES

Introduction: Danny Grossman, Director, American Jewish Congress,

Israel Office

Menahem Yaari, President, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Ramiro Cibrian-Uzal, European Ambassador in Israel

POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT, ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND FREEDOM OF

SPEECH: WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE

Chair: Prof. Yafa Zilbershats, Bar-Ilan University

Dr. Alek Epstein, The Open University of Israel

Adv. Anthony Julius, Mishcon de Reya

Hadassa Ben-Itto, Former Israeli Judge

Prof. Jon Pike, The Open University, UK

THE IDEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN

AGAINST ISRAEL

Chair: Jane Ashworth, Engage

Prof. David Hirsh, University of London

Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, JCPA-Post Holocaust Anti-Semitism

Project

Ben Cohen, Anti-Defamation League NY

Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, American Jewish Congress

LUNCH

THE DELEGITIMIZATION CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISRAEL

Chair: Fiamma Nirenstein, La Stampa and Panorama foreign

correspondent in Israel

Daniel Taub, Director, General Law Division, Ministry of Foreign

Affairs

Prof. Gerald Steinberg, Bar-Ilan University and conference chair

Prof. Anne Bayefsky, Touro College Law Center, Hudson Institute NY

Melanie Philips, Daily Mail

ROUNDTABLE: LESSONS OF THE AUT BOYCOTT

Introduction and Moderator: Dr Jonathan Rynhold, Bar Ilan University

Jeremy Newmark, Executive Director of the Jewish Leadership

Council (UK)

Dr. Ed Beck, President, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East

Mr. Ronny Fraser, President, Academic Friends of Israel (UK)

Prof. Wendy Sandler, University of Haifa

Dr. Miriam Shlesinger, Bar-Ilan University

Dr. Hervé Seligmann, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mitchell G. Bard, Ph.D, American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise

(AICE)

Concluding Comments: Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg, Conference Chair,

Bar Ilan University

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