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Chancellor's Forum Lecture: Middle East

On April 28, 2003 professor Joel Beinin, a Middle East scholar and professor of Middle Eastern History at Stanford University, delivered a Chancellor's Forum lecture at Indiana University Bloomington. You can hear professor Beinin's lecture "Scholars, Neo-Conservative Pundits and U.S. Middle East Policy."

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  • Impact of 9/11 terrorist attack on Middle East scholars; Neo-conservative criticism
  • Efforts to suppress dissent on Middle East policy
  • "Those who have attacked the Middle East Studies Association...are"
  • New foreign policy for Israel proposed in 1996; Neo-conservatives favored war with Iraq
  • Record of "good" Middle East scholars on the question of U.S. policy and democracy in Iraq
  • Principle of academic freedom; Opinions on America's Middle East policy
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