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David C. Kang is Professor of International Relations and Business at the University of Southern California, with appointments in both the School of International Relations and the Marshall School of Business. He is also Director of USC Korean Studies Institute and Director of the USC Center for International Studies. Previously he was a professor at Dartmouth College’s Government Department and Tuck School of Business (1996-2009).

Professor Kang recently created controversy when he gave a presentation on terrorism on October 26 2017 in front of 200 students in the International Relations 210 class. One of the slides was titled “Who are terrorists?”and listed “Israeli Zionists” along with Kim Jong-Il and Mao Zedong. (1)

Students on account of anonymity told the Jewish Journal that the slides seemed to “legitimize Hamas” and gave the “impression that Israeli Zionists should be associated with Kim Jong II and Mao Zedong”. (2)

A petition was launched in response to Kang’s statement (3).

Professor Kang responded with a statement denying the “statements attributed to me”. Kang insisted that he was trying to demonstrate that “national heroes of all types are called terrorists by their opponents.” (4)

[1] “Terrorism” – David Kang, 26 October 2017. http://stopantisemitism.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Wk-10.2-Terrorism-BB.pdf

2 Aaron Bundler, Jewish Journal, 21 December 2017, USC Professor suggest that Israeli Zionists are terrorists, http://jewishjournal.com/news/nation/229027/usc-professor-suggests-israeli-zionists-terrorists/

3 Petition https://www.change.org/p/condemn-international-studies-professor-david-kang-for-anti-semitism?recruiter=847687564

4) Aussie Dave, USC Professor David Kang denies teaching all Israeli Zionists are terrorists, 19 January 2018 http://www.israellycool.com/2018/01/19/usc-professor-david-kang-denies-teaching-all-israeli-zionists-are-terrorists/

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