August 2, 2011
At its August 2nd, Board meeting in Washington D.C., the SPME Board of Directors revised its mission statement which can be found at our website,www.spme.net and now reads:
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, (SPME), is a grass-roots community of scholars who have united to promote honest fact based, and civil discourse, especially in regard to Middle East issues. We believe that ethnic, national, and religious hatreds, including anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, have no place in our institutions, disciplines and communities. We employ academic means to address these issues.
We welcome scholars from all disciplines, faiths, and nationalities who share our desire for peace and our commitment to academic freedom, intellectual integrity, and honest debate.