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Interchange – Martin Spechler and Bill Mullen: On the Boycott of Israeli Universities

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Indiana University Economics Professor Martin Spechler and Purdue University American Studies Professor Bill Mullen debate the recent boycott of Israeli universities by the American Studies Association. Mullen is one of eight Indiana professors who signed an editorial supporting the boycott. Spechler has publicly stated his opposition to the boycott in a letter to the editor published in the Herald-Times. Spechler and Mullen discuss the use of boycott as a tool, the implications of an academic organization taking a political stand, and what the issue means for academic freedom. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford moderates the conversation.

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