NYU Students for Justice in Palestine presents:
a panel discussion featuring
Andrew Ross, chair, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU
Elias Khoury, acclaimed novelist
Nir Harel, Anarchists Against The Wall
TUESDAY MARCH 3, 2009 7PM
NYU KIMMEL CENTER, ROOM 802
60 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH
In the wake of Israel’s devastating war on Gaza, NYU’s recently established study abroad program at Tel Aviv University looks more dubious than ever. Tel Aviv University has long played a vital part in the occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands, and proudly trumpets its support for the Israeli military and its role in designing new weapons systems with which Israel wages war on the Palestinians. Despite these criminal activities, NYU has partnered with Tel Aviv University, thereby tying itself more directly to the occupation of
Palestine and the oppression of the Palestinians than ever before.
NYU’s expansion to Tel Aviv is not an isolated event, but part of a larger vision of becoming a “global university.” This corporatized vision entails the expansion of the university at the expense of populations variously deprived of elementary human, labor, economic, and social rights, be they Palestinians under occupation, workers at NYU’s branch campus in Abu Dhabi, or workers at its home campus in the heart of New York City. It is a vision which, by its partnership in occupation, oppression, and autocracy, repudiates the mission of higher education to serve humanity.
This event is occurring in conjunction with NYC’s Israeli Apartheid Week. For more information on Israeli Apartheid Week and a complete schedule of events please visit www.apartheidweek.org.