January 8, 2014

YEAH, WE’VE GOT THAT PROBLEM HERE, TOO: In Australia, a warning on “Academic Extremism.” “Academic extremism risks damaging the standing of Australia’s universities, the country’s education minister, Christopher Pyne, warned last week. His comments come in the wake of the controversy over the support for the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement by the University of Sydney’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and The Australian’s revelations this week that a Sydney senior lecturer was part of a WikiLeaks Party delegation granted an audience with the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, where they affirmed ‘the solidarity of the Australian people.’”

I wonder if there’s an Australian version of Prof. Jacobson? Cornell Law Prof Challenges American Studies Association’s 501(c)(3) Status Over Boycott of Israeli Universities. If so, the problem should be cleaned up shortly.