Tunisia: Conference participation of Israel professor sparks widespread controversy

The President of Tunisia’s University of Sfax Abdel Wahed Al-Makni on Friday clarified the controversy surrounding the participation of an Israeli professor in a scientific conference it organised a year ago. Al-Makni explained that the professor’s participation in September 2022 was part of preparations for holding a symposium titled “Meetings of Francophone Sociology”, organised by the International Association of French-Speaking Sociologists and a scientific laboratory at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Al-Makni shared that the Israeli academic entered Tunisia using an Argentine passport, noting that she always participates as an Argentinian national and had previously participated in a virtual symposium with Tunis El-Manar University in this capacity, according to Tunisian Nessma TV satellite channel. The University of Sfax’s president […] Source

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