During the fall semester of 2016, pressure on UC Berkeley administrators from off campus organizations resulted in the suspension of a student led course on Palestine – Ethnic Studies 198: Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis.
The cancellation of the course was a violation of free speech and academic freedom and raised a number of questions about governance and procedure at the university. This marks the second time that an anti-Palestinian organization has attempted to cancel a student led course on Palestine at the UC system.
After strong pushback from students, faculty, lawyers, and academic associations, the course was formally reinstated on September 19th, 2016.
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