Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ten Years of Campus Watch

To commemorate Campus Watch's ten-year anniversary this week, I have an article at Frontpage Magazine today that begins like so:
It was ten years ago this week, on September 18, 2002, that Campus Watch—a project of the Middle East Forum that reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them—opened its doors. The response was instantaneous: the Middle East studies establishment, long unused to outside scrutiny, recoiled in horror at the prospect of accountability and proclaimed themselves martyrs. 
To read the entire article, please click here.

Middle East Forum president and CW founder Daniel Pipes notes the occasion at National Review Online's The Corner:
Campus Watch, the Middle East Forum's project to critique Middle East studies in North America, opened its metaphorical doors on September 18, 2002, to a hysterical opposition from the academics that did much, thank you, to propel it to prominence and effectiveness.

On the project's fifth anniversary, I wrote an assessment in which I noted some of our accomplishments but noted that "the field's basic problems remain in place." Ditto on the tenth anniversary.
To read the entire post, please click here.