The Winter 2008 issue of inFocus
, the quarterly journal of the Jewish Policy Center
(JPC), is now available and it concentrates on all things campus-related. My Campus Watch
article, "Rashid Khalidi, Campus Watch & Middle East Studies
," is among the offerings. In it, I take a look at the radical past and propagandistic career of Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi, examples of other Middle East studies academics with radical associations, and Campus Watch's role in calling attention to such matters. Other contributors include Campus Watch adjunct scholar Asaf Romirowsky
, David Horowitz, Alan Dershowitz, Larry Greenfield, Sarah Stern, and many more.
JPC executive director Matthew Brooks elaborates on the issue in a recent mailing, which is reprinted below:
Academia has become a hotbed for activist professors who preach anti-American, anti-Western, and anti-Israel rhetoric. Students are taught that the myriad problems in the Middle East are the fault of Israel and the United States. Programs teaching these and other Leftist canards are often funded by Arab petrodollars, or even federal taxpayer funds.
The JPC has solicited experts to identify and provide solutions to this mounting challenge that threatens future generations of Americans, and impacts the issues and policies we all care about.
This issue features an article by JPC distinguished fellow David Horowitz, who offers a first-hand account of how campus elements with radical agendas intimidate students and encourage Islamist hate speech to flourish.
The JPC is proud to publish in this issue a candid interview with distinguished Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, which highlights the depth of anti-Israel sentiment on campus.
We are also proud to print a great piece on alumni activism by JPC supporter Robert Lewit, who writes on behalf of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
This journal showcases writing from a broad coalition of campus watchdogs and scholarly organizations that seek to reform our universities. They include Campus Watch, the Association for the Study of Middle East and Africa, the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, and others. Here's the full table of contents:
David Horowitz - A Survey of Challenges on Campus
Cinnamon Stillwell - Rashid Khalidi, Campus Watch & Middle East Studies
Larry Greenfield - The Rise of Campus Anti-Zionism in California
Sarah Stern - The Wahhabi Jihad for Young American Minds
Mitchell Bard - Israel Studies Grows on Campus
Alan Dershowitz - Interview: Making the Case for Israel on Campus
Asaf Romirowsky - The Academy and the Palestinian Refugees
Michael I. Krauss - Challenging the Status Quo in Middle Eastern Studies
Erin O'Connor and Maurice Black - Academic Freedom and Middle East Studies
Patrick Coyle - Campus Conservatives Can Succeed With the Right Strategy
Robert Lewit - Trustees Can Hold Middle East Studies Accountable
to access the Winter 2008 issue of inFocus
online. Print issues are available with a subscription.