Touro Law to Host Lecture on Academic Boycott by Dr. Sharona Goldenberg

September 2, 2015

Touro Law Center will host a lunch time lecture by Dr. Sharona Goldenberg, head of the International Freedom of Research (IFOR) Center on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm at the law school (located at 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY) titled “Academic Boycott: An Impossible Oxymoron.” The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Professor Sharona Aharony-Goldenberg, Editor-in-Chief, Netanya Law Review and Coordinator of International Relations of Netanya Academic College, School of Law located in Israel will be visiting Touro Law as part of a faculty exchange visit. During her time at Touro Law, she will present this speech, based on a Spanish music festival’s cancellation of performance by the American Jewish rap star Matisyahu at the request of BDS, a pro-Palestinian group.  

“This promises to be a very informative and timely discussion,” said Dean Patricia Salkin. “It is critically important that law students and other members of the community have the facts about the controversial Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement) started about 10 years ago by a number of Palestinian organizations in an effort to promote economic harm to Israel.”  Dean Salkin continued, “Dr. Goldenberg is a well-regarded scholar and we are pleased to welcome her to Touro Law to provide an perspective of this international effort that is seen on college campuses across the U.S.”  

“I am extremely pleased that Touro Law is hosting this academic visit. This presentation is critically important for our students and community as we promote academic freedom, the exchange of ideas and continue to battle antisemitism on campus,” said Dr. Alan Kadish, president of the Touro College and University System.

Persons interested in attending this event are asked to RSVP to or call (631) 761-7064.

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art law school is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 650 and an alumni base of more than 6,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

Touro Law’s newly implemented Portals to Practice is a cutting-edge, experiential learning program that reconceives and restructures the law school experience. Portals to Practice expands the scope and quality of legal education by focusing on the development of legal professionals, from pre-law through post-graduation. 

About the Touro College and University System 
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:

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