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The Advocates for Civil Liberties is proud to present a distinguished roster of international scholars to speak at this Conference. Judge Hadassa Ben-Itto, jurist, former President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, and author of ‘The Lie That Wouldn’t Die, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion', will offer opening remarks via Video Conference. Moderated by Jonathan 

Kay, a Managing Editor of the National Post, and featuring noted British historian Andrew Roberts, award-winning author and Founding Member of the Friends of Israel Initiative; Phyllis Chesler, famous author, psychotherapist, feminist activist, and Professor Emerita at CUNY; Professor Gil Troy, renowned international scholar, McGill University, author and columnist for the Jerusalem Post; Dr. Catherine Chatterley, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manitoba, Founding Director, Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism; Professor Salim Mansur, University of Western Ontario, Toronto Sun columnist, and member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Islamic Pluralism, Washington, DC; Richard Cravatts, Founding Director, Program in Publishing, Boston University, and author of ‘Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s Jihad Against Israel;  Elliot Chodoff, Israeli political and military analyst, co-author of Mid-East On Target.

The Conference will also be privileged to present a Student Panel of interfaith campus organization leaders, uninvolved directly with either side of the conflict, and not politically motivated, who will address the atmosphere on their campus during the month of March, when Israel Apartheid Week and the activities of those conducting a war against Israel on campus impact all students.

The Conference will address the contemporary situation in the Middle East, discuss the history and legal framework of the conflict, the current political status of peace strategies, the international governing bodies who have influence in the region, and the atmosphere on North American university campuses ‘when Middle East politics invade campus’. They will also offer suggestions and tools for improving the conversation, changing the narrative, and building the coalitions that will ultimately create a better environment for all students on campus.

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