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A university is supposed to be a safe space for ideas…

Brad DeLong, professor of economics | January 10, 2016

I read: Victoria Bernal, Karen Brodkin, Marisol de la Cadena, Donald Donham, Christine Gailey, David Goldberg, Akhil Gupta, Sandra Hale, Christine Hastorf, Suad Joseph, Saba Mahmoud Purina Mankekar, Stefania Gandolfo, Thomas Patterson, Lisa Rofel, Danilyn Rutherford, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, and Anna Tsing: On boycotts of Israeli academic institutions: a reply: “As anthropologists based in the University of … Continue reading »

On boycotts of Israeli academic institutions

Robert Birgeneau, professor of physics, former chancellor | December 3, 2015

By George Breslauer and Robert Birgeneau Last month the American Anthropology Association (AAA), at its annual meeting, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. In coming months, that resolution will be put to a ballot vote of the entire membership of the association, which numbers some 15,000 anthropologists. We urge UC … Continue reading »

Uri Regev: an unsung hero of resource economics

David Zilberman, professor, agriculture and resource economics | June 1, 2015

Uri Regev, a teacher and friend of mine, passed away on April 22 in Israel at the age of 80. Uri grew up in Kibbutz Yagur in Israel, studied economics at Hebrew University and came to Berkeley, where he got his Ph.D. in agricultural economics in 1968. He spent most of his career at Ben Gurion … Continue reading »

Who sets the captive free: Gilad Shalit’s release in Gaza

Jonathan Simon, professor of law | October 20, 2011

Looking at the pictures of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit being released from six years of captivity under the Hamas regime in Gaza, and the scenes of scores of Palestinian fighters being released from prisons in Israel, I could not help but think of the verse in the traditional Jewish morning prayers, the Amidah, in which … Continue reading »