Georgetown President John DeGioia
GU's President John DeGioia is an example of how academics can ruin the integrity of the academy. Simply put, the man is a whore to Arab money. He's not really an ISM activist, but has no qualms about allowing the movement to appear as an academic conference by being staged at Georgetown.
DeGioia, when asked by a student at Georgetown about Alwaleed Bin Talal's connections to funding Hamas, an organization that MURDERS PEOPLE, De Gioia had the temerity to simply describe the Saudi terrorism-funding sheik as just "a philanthropist."
DeGioia has never responded to even one email objecting to the Conference, even to extending the common courtesy of a reply. He cites as his excuse for allowing the PSM Conference on campus as "freedom of speech" and puts out platitudes of "open discussion." Freedom of speech is not freedom to lie about and slander the Jews in Israel. It is not about permitting the attempted starving out of the Jews in Israel from their homes to be considered an "academic discussion." The PSM Conference is by its own admission and training and strategy session for the divestment and boycott campaign against Israel. It has a speech code called the "Five Points of Unity" attendees msut accept or reject which is, well, a speech code. Duh.
What would DeGioia say if someone staged a conference advocating Black Americans cannot live in Washington DC but elsewhere in the US as OK, then urging the divestment and boycott of Black people in Washington DC until they all leave or give up their citizenship and safety? And what would he say if the organizers said things like "As a solidarity movement, we feel it is not our place to tell the anti-Black terrorists who murder people how to resist" or if they called lynchings "legitimate resistance" sanctioned by "international law"? They might even get the UN to support them...
No doubt DeGioia would not allow such a conference, but you can bet he would if there was a Saudi prince to donate enough money to the GU campus.
College Presidents like DeGioia receive gratuities from Arab sheiks like Alwaleed for such loyalty. Saudis don't donate without something in return. It can be hard to prove. GU's Board of Trustees should look into DeGioia's personal gifts, if any, received from the Saudi sheik. A free trip and vacation to the Middle East perhaps? Cufflinks maybe? A watch? How about lavish meals? UC Berkeley's Chancellor and Vice Chancellor received wonderful free vacations to Saudi Arabia all under the guise of "business" just before they created an Arab propaganda department at CAL. In all likelihood the same goes for DeGioia who loves to rub elbows with Arab royalty. He even set up a campus for GU in Qatar. Read about it here: http://explore.georgetown.edu/news/?ID=2231
No wonder he won't cancel the conference. His sheik friends might cut off the cash spigot. If this was World War II he'd probably be kissing Hitler's behind also.
GU's Board of Directors should look into this seriously. Has DeGioia been compromised to allow this obscenity masquerading as a conference? His administrators are protecting the event tooth and nail and will even allow metal detectors to keep out recorders and cameras to reveal what really goes on inside.
At Duke University the top administrators were compromised enough to lie for the ISM and one even attended a strategy session. What's really going on behind the scenes with John DeGioia?