Academics for Palestine has organised the below meetings on university campuses around Dublin this week with guest speakers Palestinian writer and academic Dr. Ghada Karmi and Israeli historian Prof. Ilan Pappé.
This series of college meetings on Wednesday and Thursday this week will examine the role of academics in the struggle for justice in Palestine.
This includes a public debate at Trinity College Dublin on the subject of the academic boycott. The meetings are detailed below.
The two key visiting speakers for the meetings are:
Prof. Ilan Pappé; the leading historian of the origins of the state of Israel, is the author of seminal works includingA History of Modern Palestine and The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. Born in Haifa, Israel, where he lectured for many years, he is now a professor at the University of Exeter, UK, and one of the leading Israeli advocates of boycott, divestment and sanctions…
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