GW University dean selection a sign of “the broader state of academia that continues to produce vapid pro-Palestinian polemics under the thin guise of scholarship”

Normalizing Palestinian Scholarship and Anti-Semitism in the Nation’s Capital
by Asaf Romirowsky
May 21, 2020

The recent appointment of Ilana Feldman as the interim dean of George Washington University’s (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs is extremely concerning on several levels. Feldman is an active known supporter of the anti-Israel “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” (BDS) movement through her involvement with the Palestinian American Research Center, and was part of a group that pushed a BDS initiative in the American Anthropological Association. Feldman’s scholarship has long typified the politicization of the academy, especially as it relates to the Arab-Israeli conflict. But her new appointment would allow her pro-Palestinian activism to shape university administration. READ MORE

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