Eric Dancy, 25, is also charged with assault, robbery, criminal sex act, sex abuse, unlawful imprisonment and other charges, police said.
The speakers talked about using boycotts, divestment and sanctions to pressure Israel on how it treats Palestinian rights. The audience of roughly 200 people was mainly supportive.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is speaking up for the cause of academic freedom amid controversy over an event at a public college.
The attack happened just before 10 a.m. on Feb. 2 near east 27th Street and Glenwood Avenue.
The hunt continued Monday for a rapist and robber who struck in broad daylight in Flatbush-Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, and neighbors were on edge as they learned about the horrifying attack.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind and others held a rally Thursday morning, protesting Brooklyn College for welcoming a lecture at its student center next week by two people from a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel group.
Israel is at the center of a campus controversy at Brooklyn College. A group calling for boycotts and sanctions against Israel has been invited to speak next month, and some think the college itself has gone too far.
Jerry Seinfeld announced Wednesday that he has added a show in Long Island to his upcoming tour in December, and that he will donate the proceeds to relief efforts for Superstorm Sandy victims.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind said some high-level staff members claim despite recommendations from search committees, Provost William Tramontano prevented observant Jewish women from being hired.
The NYPD said that there were about a dozen arrests Wednesday night. Most of those were for disorderly conduct, but at least one arrest was as for assaulting a police officer. Police said a protester knocked an officer off his scooter.