January 30, 2013

JCRC-NY Condemns Brooklyn College Political Science Department

Statement Regarding Event Co-Sponsored by Brooklyn College Political Science
Department & Students for Justice in Palestine Student Club

The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York strongly condemns the decision of
Brooklyn College’s Political Science Department to lend its name and imprimatur to an event
featuring individuals who espouse extremist and hostile views. While we vigorously defend
academic freedom, we believe that these freedoms do not extend to faculty and academic
bodies exploiting their association with the university to enhance their biased and hateful
agenda. At the very least, academic integrity requires a balanced forum representing diverse
views. Since that is not the case, we call upon the Political Science Department to remove its
name from this one-sided propaganda event.
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