Academic Freedom Week At Columbia

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A group of graduate students is organizing it.

Here’s the schedule:

“Day 1 – April 9: On The Palestine Exception (with some thoughts concerning anti-Semitism,
Islamophobia and Zionism in the academy)
Jasbir Puar (Rutgers), Joseph Massad (Columbia), and Gil Hochberg (UCLA/Columbia)
Monday, 9 April 2018 @ 7pm, Northwest Corner Building 501, Columbia University

“Day 2 – April 10: White Supremacy in Academia (Teaching and learning in a racist country)
Johnny Eric Williams (Trinity College), Dorothy Kim (Vassar College), Jessie Daniels (CUNY) and
Ted Thornhill (Florida Gulf Coast University)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @6pm, Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall at Barnard College

“Day 3 – April 11: Academic Antifascism (Self-defense strategies in response to the Alt-Right)
George Ciccariello-Maher (Hemispheric Institute), Dana Cloud (Syracuse), Kayum Ahmed
(Columbia) and Ozzie Monge (San Diego State) Wednesday, 11 April 2018 @7pm, Location: 301 Pupin Hall, Columbia University”

Here’s the question: what makes this week at Columbia different from any other?