That said, I agree with the Divest This Time campaign that we, as a university, should be on the right side of history; we should be the university that starts a dialogue and sets an example for universities across the globe that peace comes through dialogue instead of dividing our community. Yet, SJP at GW states in their mission statement that they will refuse to “normalize the status quo by engaging in dialogues, discussions, panels, or other public forums” unless in complete accordance with their opinion. Refusing to begin or even engage in a dialogue with a party with a differing opinion is antithetical to the very peace they seem to seek. That, coupled with constant delegitimization and demonization of Israel contributes to an even more divided atmosphere on campus. In this regard, I hope that SJP recognizes this, and considers a more open-minded policy.