Tarazi at Phillips Academy

Finally, a controversial speaker. Michael Tarazi ’85 has been the first speaker this year to spark a meaningful on-campus debate. Thanks to the CAMD office, especially Associate Dean Raj Mundra, for putting Tarazi on the Kemper stage Wednesday night. He gave a one-sided critique of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which some students loved and other students despised. But hate him or love him, he captivated the crowd and kept audience members talking well into the rainy night. Dull speakers may not offend anyone, but they also fail to keep students awake at All-School Meeting and leave seats empty at evening talks. Thank you, Michael Tarazi and CAMD, for giving students and faculty who attended something to talk about.