Monday, August 08, 2005

Politics and Campus

Joe's Dartblog derisively references the "Gendered Intersections" conference on Gender, Judaism, and Islam that Dartmouth is hosting right now as an example of how universities are nothing but liberal-funded think tanks. While I think this devalues an important conference tht is being organized by a respected professor, Susanna Heschel, and that draws on two under-appreciated departments, Religion and Jewish Studies, I'd also argue that the participants are fully aware of the political nature of campus culture and how it can influence debate. One of tomorrow's plenary sessions is entitled ""Feminism, Judaic and Islamic Studies in the Politicized American University."

Here's the relevant info:

Plenary Session III Tuesday at 4 PM - Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

Feminist, Judaic and Islamic Studies in the Politicized American University

David Burrell, University of Notre Dame
Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University
Lena Saleymeh, University of California at Berkeley

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