A total of 359 anti-Semitic incidents were reported on U.S. college campuses during the 2021-22 academic year (source ADL).
ADL report exhibits a snapshot of a growing campus radicalism that places opposition to Israel and Zionism as “core elements of collegiate life or as a requirement for full acceptance in the campus community.”
Is “ostracizing of Jewish students from campus organizations because of their assumed support for Israel or Zionism” the new normal?
Do Jewish students have to hide? Do they have to show allegiance to views that hurt their identity to be left alone? How can they cope, what is the situation?
Professor Yael Aronoff of Michigan State University has a rich experience of talking to US Jewish communities and agreed to share with us her insights on the situation on US college campuses.
Don’t miss the chance to hear first hand what studying on US college campuses has now become.
About Dr. Aronoff
Yael Aronoff [Ph.D. PLS, Columbia U.] is Professor of Political Science/International Relations at James Madison College at MSU. She is also the Director of the Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel and is the Serling Chair of Israel Studies at MSU. Dr. Aronoff has served as the President of the Association of Israel Studies from 2019-2021. She is a recipient of the MSU 2011 Teacher-Scholar Award and the 2015 MSU John K. Hudzik Emerging Leader in Advancing International Studies and Programs Award. Dr. Aronoff is interested in research and teaching regarding Israeli politics, cultures, and society, as well as foreign policy.
Dr. Aronoff’s research explores the conditions under which wars end and a process towards peace is achieved.