Contributing opinion writer
It’s time to say enough. The attacks on professor Derek J. Penslar — and by extension on President Garber for appointing him to this role — exemplify two profoundly worrying trends that threaten Harvard’s very mission.
We believe the students made a poor choice. But those of us with powerful positions and years of experience should use a mistake as a teachable moment, not an opportunity to intimidate.
International exchanges are essential to good scholarship, and an important way for people of different cultures and political systems to engage constructively with one another.