Dr. Gary Tobin Hosts Press Conference to Present Study Finding Pervasive Anti-Semitism in American Higher Education
Event Comes Day Before Dr. Tobin to Testify Before U.S. Commission on Civil
WASHINGTON -- (Nov. 15, 2005)
WHAT: Dr. Gary Tobin, president of the Institute for Jewish & Community
Research, will be hosting a press conference to discuss findings from his
latest book, The UnCivil University: Politics and Propaganda in American
Education. The event comes one day before Dr. Tobin is scheduled to testify
before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights regarding the pervasive problem of
anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses. This marks the first time the
Commission is examining this issue.
Tobin's book examines how the ideology and expression of anti-Semitism and
anti-Israelism have become systemic throughout much of the American higher
education system. In many cases this has been under the rubric of
"legitimate" criticism of Israel where anti-Israel rhetoric draws from
traditional anti-Semitic stereotypes and where universities and government
have failed to provide the necessary oversight to prevent the insidious
institutionalization of anti-Semitic rhetoric.
The discussion will also focus on how anti-Israel groups have targeted
U.S. campuses and how a few committed activists have been able to capture the
institutional decision-making process to such an extent that intimidation and
threats against Jewish students and faculty have become acceptable. Tobin
will conclude with his policy recommendations on how to combat this virulent
strain of anti-Semitism and the negative consequences the trend holds for all
Americans if action is not taken.
Copies of The UnCivil University: Politics and Propaganda in American
Education will be available to press as takeaways at the event.
||Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
|| Thursday, November 17, 2005
11:30 AM -- 12:30 PM
Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.
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