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The Challenges Jewish Students Face On College Campuses

Mitchell Bard
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Course Description

This lecture will explore the history of anti-semitism on college campuses. In recent years, student groups have become more brash in rhetoric against Jews and Israel. Some student governments have even adopted resolutions supporting the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. Thousands of professors also support BDS, and many use their classrooms as bully pulpits to attack Israel under the cloak of academic freedom. This lecture will examine conditions on college campuses, what students and parents should know, and how students can prepare for the challenges they will face.

About the Instructor

  • Mitchell Bard, Ph.D., is the executive director of the nonprofit American‑Israeli Cooperative Enterprise and an authority on U.S.‑Middle East policy. Bard is the director of the Jewish Virtual Library, the world's most popular and comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history. He earned a doctoral degree in political science from UCLA and a master's degree in public policy from Berkeley. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics from UCSB and has been named one of the "top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life" by the Algemeiner Journal. He has appeared on national and international media outlets and is the author/editor of 22 books.