The Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg cordially invites you to a morning symposium on the following topic:
‘Are Academic Boycotts Justifiable?’
The symposium will seek to address from a variety of perspectives the question whether academic boycotts are justifiable or not. Naturally, the symposium takes place in a context where this has been debated in relation to the relationship
between UJ and Ben-Gurion University. The seminar will seek to explore the broader principled questions relating to academic boycotts in general as well as those that are more specific to the Israel/Palestine and UJ/BGU relationship.
Speakers will include:
Ran Greenstein (University of the Witwatersrand)
David Hirsh (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Na’eem Jeenah (Afro-Middle East Centre)
Joel Fishman (Scholars for Peace in the Middle East)
The seminar will take place in the form of discussion between the speakers, those in favour and those against academic boycotts. Ample time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. Anyone interested in the issue is welcome. Please RSVP for catering purposes to Aubrey Louw (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DATE: 13 May 2011
TIME: 09h00 – 11h30
VENUE: UJ Auckland Park Campus A Ring 617
(A Ring floor 6).