Each week, Campus Watch (CW), a project of the Middle East Forum (MEF), creates an internal list of its latest website postings. We're now making this information available to our readers.
Beginning today, you'll receive weekly updates with links to the latest additions to our archives, which form the largest online repository of information on Middle East studies academia in North America. Updates feature both original material created by CW/MEF and external articles from a wide variety of sources (external material does not necessarily reflect the views of CW/MEF).
The weekly updates are compiled by CW West Coast representative Cinnamon Stillwell, who can be reached with questions or comments at Stillwell@MEForum.org.
Please find below the latest Campus Watch Weekly Update.
Campus Watch reports the following from February 8-15, 2019:
Howler of the Month
"'[Ilhan Omar] has been facing anti-Muslim racism [since] her campaign [for Congress] and it has only continued since she was elected. . . . And to push that aside and treat the smear campaign following her tweets is an explicit act of misdirection that doesn't address anti-Semitism in America. . . . Rather, it gives people another opportunity to attack and diminish our first Black Muslim congresswoman."
Mariam Durrani, assistant professor of anthropology at Hamilton College, on widespread criticism of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic tweets implying that members of Congress support Israel because they're paid to do so; Millennial Politics, February 14, 2019.
Campus Watch Blog
Hatem Bazian, Middle East Studies Profs Rush to Defend Ilhan Omar: https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57816/hatem-bazian-middle-east-studies-profs-rush-to
UC Berkeley's Hatem Bazian Donated to Rep. Ilhan Omar's Campaign: https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57814/uc-berkeley-hatem-bazian-donated-to-rep-ilhan
UCI Prof Mark LeVine Reacts to Gary Fouse's Criticism with Juvenile Outburst: https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57815/uci-prof-mark-levine-reacts-to-gary-fouse
SFSU/Najah MOU Results in Proposed Study Abroad Trip to 'Palestine': https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57813/sfsu-najah-mou-results-in-proposed-study-abroad
Temple U. Prof Marc Lamont Hill to Headline Hamas-Linked AMP Fundraiser: https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57812/temple-u-prof-marc-lamont-hill-to-headline-hamas
Rabab Abdulhadi Protests SFSU Observing Israeli Independence Day: https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57811/rabab-abdulhadi-protests-sfsu-observing-israeli
Middle East Studies in the News
A Princeton High School (NJ) social studies teacher hits 50 years (courses incl. Middle Eastern Studies, World Religions): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57770/educator-continues-his-love-of-teaching-as-he
Former Iranian ambassador Mansour Farhang speaks on a Sacramento State panel (incl. Columbia's Gary Sick): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57771/former-iranian-ambassador-speaks-at-sac-state
FP interviews Haleh Esfandiari on the 40th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution: https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57787/transformation-in-iran-will-come-from-women-incl
Gary Fouse calls Juan Cole misinformed on Iran: https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57769/juan-cole-is-uninformed-on-iran
Madeleine Albright speaks at U. of Michigan on "fascism" (incl. Juan Cole): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57772/you-have-to-call-them-out-madeleine-albright-in
Duke Today on getting married at work (incl. Omid Safi, whose wedding was on campus): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57767/saying-i-do-to-love-at-work-incl-omid-safi
U. of Nebraska-Lincoln prof Abla Hasan teaches a course on love in Arabic cultures: https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57792/professor-teaches-course-on-love-in-arabic
U. of Toronto honors Tracy L. Spurrier, researcher and MES PhD candidate, for discovering a long-lost Mesopotamian queen: https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57783/university-of-toronto-honours-researcher-who
Sputnik on Pope Francis's trip to Abu Dhabi and Western attitudes towards Islam (incl. U. of Oklahoma's Joshua Landis): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57788/islam-vs-societal-ethics-scholars-on-how-public
Get Religion on how the Pope's trip will affect "turbulence within global Islam" (incl. Akbar Ahmed, Hamza Yusuf, Ingrid Mattson, Seyyed Hossein Nasr): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57793/will-the-pope-arabian-adventure-affect
Op-ed on Israel's history and the origins of the term "Palestinians" (incl. Rashid Khalidi, Philip Hitti): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57808/the-true-history-of-the-land-of-israel-incl
U. of Arizona is among the top producers of foreign language degrees (incl. Arabic, Hebrew): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57807/ua-among-top-producers-of-foreign-language-degrees
On or including SFSU prof Rabab Abdulhadi:
Golden Gate Xpress (on a proposed study abroad trip to Palestinian universities, incl. MOU partner An-Najah): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57782/proposed-study-abroad-program-to-palestine
Golden Gate Xpress (on protesting SFSU observing Israeli Independence Day): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57791/inclusion-of-israeli-political-holiday-sparks
San Francisco Examiner (on her discrimination lawsuit against SFSU): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57790/sfsu-professor-sues-university-alleges
On an anti-Israel film screening and panel at UC Irvine moderated by Mark LeVine:
The College Fix (quotes Gary Fouse): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57780/uc-irvine-criticized-for-screening-film-that
Fousesquawk (Fouse responds): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57779/the-uci-anti-israel-film-the-college-fix-incl
On Khaled Beydoun (U. of Arkansas assoc. prof, U. of Detroit-Mercy School law prof., senior affiliated faculty at UC Berkeley's Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project) claiming that Delta Airlines discriminated against him---and a Delta pilot assaulted him---because of his race/religion:
Jihad Watch (Robert Spencer calls foul): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57798/delta-pilot-says-islamophobia-propagandist-khaled
Andrew Harrod's JW series on a Brookings event about the UAE-sponsored 2018 Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies (incl. Reuven Firestone, Hamza Yusuf, Jonathan Brown, Akbar Ahmed, Reuven Kimelman, Craig Considine, John Andrew Morrow):
On "Forty Years of Misreading Iran" (incl. Richard Falk): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57768/forty-years-of-misreading-iran-incl-richard-falk
On Syracuse U. offering credit to students who intern for the pro-BDS Syracuse Peace Council (incl. Norman Finkelstein and former Syracuse MESer Julia Ganson):
The Algemeiner (incl. Miriam Elman): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57809/syracuse-university-called-to-stop-offering
On or including Temple U. prof Marc Lamont Hill:
PJ Media (Hill delivering the keynote at AMP fundraiser): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57784/marc-lamont-hill-to-speak-at-fundraiser-for-group
Including U. of Detroit-Mercy prof Amer Zahr:
The Arab-American News (on Arab anger over MI senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow supporting an anti-BDS bill): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57774/civil-rights-group-calls-for-boycott-of-stabenow
The Detroit News (on fake university immigration sting): https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/57773/facing-deportation-mich-student-returns-to-west