Steven Salaita Rescheduled to Speak at St. Lawrence

The St. Lawrence University chapter of American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host guest speaker Steven Salaita, who will deliver a lecture beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, in Eben Holden. The event is free and open to the public.

In his lecture, titled “Academic Freedom, Palestine, and the Demands of Civility,” Salaita will explore how notions of civility function in current debates around academic freedom. He will pay special attention to the role of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in shaping various forms of campus repression in the United States.

Salaita was one of nine people named to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2014 Influence List,” which highlights academic newsmakers who, according to the Chronicle, “shook up higher education by organizing, by speaking out, by pushing limits, and sometimes just by doing their jobs.” He is author of six books, including his most recent publication Israel's Dead Soul (2011).

Salaita received his bachelor's from Radford University in 1997 and his master's from Radford in 1999. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma.

His visit is being sponsored by the St. Lawrence University chapter of AAUP with additional support from St. Lawrence’s Department of Academic Affairs, the Weave, and the Departments of Global Studies, Government and Sociology.

For more information, contact the Department of Global Studies at 315-229-5965.