Back to All Events

Lecture: Steven Salaita - The Fight for Academic Freedom (UMass Amherst)

  • U Mass Amherst 300 Massachusetts Ave Amherst, MA, 01003 United States (map)

Steven Salaita is an American Palestinian scholar who was fired from the University of Illinois after he posted tweets critical of Israel's 2014 military campaign in the Gaza Strip. His firing has sparked a huge debate in academia and the issue of censorship in America when criticizing Israeli policy. He will speak on his predicament and what it means for American academic discourse.

Hosted by: Students for Justice in Palestine

Location: Hasbrouck 134 -or- Herter 227 consult UMass Amherst - SJP & campus map