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TV Alert: SXU's Peter N. Kirstein interviewed on Comcast Public Perspectives


Saint Xavier University (SXU) Department of History Professor Peter N. Kirstein was interviewed on Comcast Public Perspectives in a half-hour interview with host, Kevin McDermott. He spoke on three topics related to the overall theme of academic freedom:

  1. The perils of teaching the Israel/Palestine conflict and used the case studies of Norman Finkelstein at DePaul and Steven Salaita at UIUC;
  2. The war on higher education in the state of Illinois under Governor Bruce Rauner;
  3. National trends of replacing tenured faculty with at-will contingent faculty who are easily exploited and abused by administrators.