The purpose of CPSA shall be to provide the CUNY Graduate Center with a dedicated interdisciplinary forum for research, dialogue, and networking related to scholarly and professional pursuits on Palestine and Palestinian culture. CPSA aims to bring together students and faculty from diverse backgrounds by sponsoring and organizing collaborative events. In addition to—and as an extension of—its scholarly commitments, CPSA shall work for peace in the Middle East by engaging in forms of activism, advocacy and educational endeavors. CPSA is strongly committed to the principle of academic freedom and opposes all attempts to undermine this most basic of intellectual liberties.