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Threats to academic freedom, order isoptin including being fired, order isoptin surround pro-Palestinian college professors Brooklyn College spokesman said Kristofer Petersen-Overton was fired for not having a Ph.D.  Kristofer Petersen-Overton, order isoptin a political science doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center, order isoptin has been fired from his position as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College one week before his course on Middle East politics was slated to begin. http://desertpeace.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/kris1.jpg                                                                                                                                         The case was taken up by the Brooklyn College administration after a student enrolled in his course raised concerns that Mr. Order isoptin Petersen-Overton’s alleged pro-Palestinian bias would prevent him from conducting a balanced seminar. Order isoptin The student expressed these concerns with the political science department but agreed not to pursue further action until after the course actually began. Order isoptin However, order isoptin this student contacted state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, order isoptin (who is Jewish), order isoptin who then subsequently characterized Mr. Order isoptin Petersen-Overton as a “pro-suicide bomber” in a letter to the college President. In a response sent to Hamodia newspaper on Wednesday, order isoptin Mr. Order isoptin Petersen-Overton expressed concerns “that a state official would denounce my work so strongly without, order isoptin apparently, order isoptin having offered it more than a cursory reading. Order isoptin [Hikind’s] press release … is slander pure and simple.” Mr. Order isoptin Petersen-Overton emphasized that his work has little to do with suicide bombers and that Mr. Order isoptin Hikind deliberately twisted his conclusions to make it appear otherwise. “I was not contacted by Brooklyn College administration at any time during their decision-making process. Order isoptin This politically motivated action undermines CUNY’s longstanding legacy as a stalwart defender of academic freedom, order isoptin” Mr. Order isoptin Petersen-Overton said. The allegations against Mr. Order isoptin Petersen-Overton center on time he spent in the Gaza Strip working for the Palestinian Center for Human Rights and on an unpublished scholarly paper that analyzes the symbolic place of martyrdom in Palestinian nationalism. Order isoptin Petersen-Overton’s detractors also took issue with the fact that, order isoptin according to his personal website, order isoptin he still maintains “close contact” with the Palestinian activist community. Mr. Order isoptin Petersen-Overton’s academic work deals broadly with issues of identity formation in Israel and Palestine.