Globe and Mail: Controversy brews over York’s handling of conference on Mideast

Questions raised about how far a university can go to manage debate after discussion of statehood options for Israel, Palestine

By Elizabeth Church for the Globe and Mail on April 12, 2010

Questions of academic freedom and how far a university can go to manage debate and avoid confrontation are at the centre of a controversy developing at York University.

The Toronto campus – a flashpoint in recent years for Middle East tensions – is facing new charges from academics over its handling of a conference that sparked outrage from the Jewish community. …

For the full story:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/controversy-brews-over-yorks-handling-of-conference-on-mideast/article1531004/

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