Move Initiative on Antisemitism to DC?

A George Washington University professor of international affairs, ethics, and human behavior has weighed in – this time with a local twist – on the debate surrounding Yale University‘s decision to close down their Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism.

Professor Walter Reich, who served as the former director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and guest lectures at Yale, argued in the Washington Post that DC area universities or think tanks should seize the opportunity of adopting the institute for themselves.

An excerpt:

“…should Yale maintain its decision on closure, the institute should quickly be grabbed as a scholarly and policy gem by another university. A great university in Washington — George Washington, Georgetown, American, Maryland, Catholic — or other research institution, such as the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, would be an outstanding venue where scholars and policy-oriented audiences could hear the products of its vital contemporary focus. This would be a superb outcome to Yale’s unwise decision — second only to leaving the institute where it is and making it a fixture in Yale’s academic firmament.”

For the full article, read here.

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