After Loss in Court, Scholar Defends Libel Lawsuit Over Negative Book Review

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Karin N. Calvo-Goller

Karin N. Calvo-Goller last week lost her controversial libel lawsuit in France, a case that had stoked concerns about libel tourism and scholars' freedom to publish criticism. She has not been talking to the news media, but she agreed this week to discuss the case with The Chronicle.

Ms. Calvo-Goller, a senior lecturer at the Academic Center of Law & Business, in Israel, had filed a criminal-libel