TITLE

THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE AND THE SUBVERSION OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM: DEPAUL'S DENIAL OF TENURE TO NORMAN G. FINKELSTEIN

AUTHOR(S)
Abraham, Matthew
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Arab Studies Quarterly;Summer/Fall2011, Vol. 33 Issue 3/4, p179
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses DePaul University's June 2007 decision to deny tenure to professor Norman G. Finkelstein. According to the author, Finkelstein was denied tenure because of the professor's criticisms of Israel and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. The article reviews Finkelstein's case, including the decision by DePaul's dean of liberal arts, Charles Suchar, to deny tenure to Finkelstein. The author argues that universities that deny tenure to faculty members who may or may not be considered controversial and express political views violate the principle of academic freedom. It is asserted that the concept of academic freedom is referenced by universities only when a faculty member expresses opinions that are approved or endorsed by a university's administration.
ACCESSION #
66359614

 

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