A Joint Statement from Professor Hatem Bazian and Professor Ron Hassner

October 12, 2023
This statement was published by the Office of the Chancellor on October 12, 2023. 

To our students,
We are two professors on this campus who disagree, vehemently. But we have always treated one another with respect and dignity. We love this campus with its diverse communities and all of our students and are heartbroken to hear of incidents of near violence between students in recent days. We will not tolerate our students harming one another. Disagreement and differing points of view are an essential part of campus life, and we expect that you treat one another with the same respect and dignity that we are modeling here.
Dr. Hatem Bazian
Lecturer of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies
Dr. Ron Hassner
Professor of Israel Studies