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New Columbia Hire Backed Academic Boycott of Israel

Bari Weiss

The New York Sun

Fri Sep 12 2008

A professor who signed a letter supporting the academic boycott of Israel is the most recent addition to Columbia's Middle Eastern studies department, which has come under scrutiny in the past over allegations of political bias.

Timothy Mitchell, who was a politics professor at New York University and a previous director of the center for Near Eastern studies there, is now a professor of Arab studies at Columbia and the head of the graduate studies program in the Middle Eastern studies department.

New Columbia Hire Backed Academic Boycott of Israel