Columbia University, however, will allow this maniacal ruler of an extremest, terror sponsoring state to address faculty and students at the University's World's Leaders Forum. In defense of his decision to allow Ahmadinejad to speak, Columbia President Lee Bollinger said,
[This is part of] Columbia's long-standing tradition of serving as a major forum for robust debate.Men like Ahmadinejad are not interested in debate. They have one goal: to spread propaganda. This will not be an intellectual exchange of ideas. No one will convince Ahmadinejad that Israel has a right to exist, that the Holocaust was not an elaborate pro-Zionist fabrication.
It's enough that we let the man into the country. No US organization or institution should provide this fool with a pulpit.