Controversy Surrounds Carter at Brandeis

Former President Jimmy Carter visits Brandeis University in Waltham this afternoon to promote his new book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

It's a trip that has generated controversy, after Carter initially declined an invitation to speak at Brandeis, because a university trustee wanted him to debate his longtime critic, Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz.

Now, carter has agreed to speak, but he'll only take pre-screened questions. That's leading some to say the event won't lead to a free exchange of views about US policy toward Israel.

To look at the controversy surrounding President Carter's book and his speech at Brandeis, WBUR's Deborah Becker speaks with Dr. Michael Corgan.

This program aired on January 23, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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