Monthly Archives: March 2014

Columbia College Part-Time Faculty Union (P-fac) Statement on A.A.U.P. ILL Conference Report on Chehade Case

Dear Members,   P-fac filed a grievance alleging the violation of Columbia’s academic freedom policy and violation of the collective bargaining agreement.  We are pleased to announce that the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Committee A has issued … Continue reading

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Ray Hanania Prominent Arab American Podcast Interview of Ill AAUP on Chehade Case

  Ray Hanania, Arab Daily News This is a link to a podcast and article that encompassed my presentation and defence of the Illinois AAUP Conference report on the Iymen Chehade case.

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Illinois AAUP Committee A Report on Iymen Chehade Columbia College Case

March 25, 2014 Louise Love, Ph.D.                                                                                                                          Academic Vice President and Provost                                                                                         Columbia College, Room 500                                                                                                              Office of the Provost                                         … Continue reading

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Comments on Kirstein Ukraine-Crimea Op-Ed

Here are a couple of comments that responded to my article on Ukraine and its Crimean struggle with the Russian Federation. The op-ed appeared in the Sunday, March 16, SouthtownStar Peter Kirstein The US also used the excuse of protection of Americans … Continue reading

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Kirstein Op-Ed: Crimea Self-Determination and N.A.T.O. Enlargement

This appeared in the SouthtownStar newspapers: owned by the Chicago Sun-Times. http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/opinions/guestcommentary/26145598-474/russia-protects-strategic-interests-in-crimea.html   OpEd Alert! – Prof. Peter N. Kirstein on Ukraine Crisis (from SXU webnews page) Saint Xavier University Department of History and Political Science Professor Peter N. Kirstein … Continue reading

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Defending Academic Freedom at Columbia College

MEDIA ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2014 Contact: Eric Ruder 773-398-3020 Stand up for academic freedom: Why is Palestine taboo at Columbia College? Columbia College students, faculty and community members are organizing a campaign to defend academic freedom after Columbia administrators retaliated against an … Continue reading

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Putin’s Crimea is Not Hungary 1956 or Czechoslovakia in 1968

Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin’s expanded presence in the Crimean Peninsula is a far cry from the Soviet invasions during the Cold War that prohibited Hungary and Czechoslovakia from replacing pro-Soviet governments with more independent-minded entities such as the repression … Continue reading

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Defeat Reactionary Illinois Legislation to Censor Human Rights Advocacy

The A.A.U.P. opposes ethnocentric, anti-boycott. McCarthyism legislation targeted at institutions or persons who may associate with, may have participated in or dared to support a boycott of Israel’s policies in the West Bank and Gaza. This is type of rule … Continue reading

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Secretary Kerry, Memory and Russia in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry has accused the Russian Federation of behaving in a nineteenth-century manner as a result of its military movements in Crimea. Note: it could hardly be called an invasion in a nineteenth-century sense since Russian troops … Continue reading

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Putin’s Restraint in Ukraine

  Russian Federation Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, Ukraine. Its only other military base outside its homeland is at Tartus, Syria in the eastern Mediterranean. We need to abolish bases and militaries but in the meantime, Russia feels overly “contained” … Continue reading

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Understanding Russia’s Interests in Ukraine

It would be better if nations acted in the global interest and not in the national interest. Realism, neorealism are immoral in theory and in practice. Understanding President Putin’s desires to prevent the loss of Crimea within his sphere of … Continue reading

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