Ian McEwan’s acceptance of the Jerusalem Prize raised a storm of protest. We debate the motion ‘Cultural boycott can be an effective, indeed morally imperative, political strategy’.
Sunday 10th July, 7pm
Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London
Book tickets (£10 plus £1.75 booking fee for non-members; concessions half price)
Speaking for the motion:
- Omar Barghouti, human rights activist and author of Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions – The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
- Seni Seneviratne, poet, author of Wild Cinammon and Winter Skin
Speaking against the motion:
- Carol Gould, broadcaster and author of Don’t Tread on Me – Anti-Americanism Abroad
- Jonathan Freedland, a columnist for the Guardian, and author of six books including Jacob’s Gift.