Unthinkable Thoughts: Academic Freedom and the One-State Model for Israel and Palestine

In 2009, an international conference exploring models of statehood for Israel and Palestine was held at York University. The conference became a cause celebre when extraordinary pressures were exerted on organizers and university administrators by academics, private donors, pro-Israel lobbies, and other groups concerned with this issue. This book covers the events from the perspective of one of the conference organizers. Based on her own experiences and communications, as well as drawing from confidential e-mails released under Freedom of Information legislation, Susan Drummond offers a behind-the-scenes, insider's look at these extraordinary events and their implications for academic freedom.