Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 18:00
SOAS, London (UK), Brunei Gallery, B202, SOAS, University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG
A conversation with Anat Matar and Hilla Dayan
Speakers Dr. Anat Matar and Dr. Hilla Dayan dissect the powerful alliances between elite groups in Israel driving the project of occupation, colonisation and annexation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories forward. The role of academia, and its contribution to the matrix of control are especially highlighted. Matar and Dayan discuss institutional complicity with the systemic repression of Palestinian academia, the attacks on protesters and dissenters, the increasingly restricted conditions for waging struggles for social and political justice from within Israeli academia and their importance. Presenting the members’ organisation Academia for Equality and a new and comprehensive database on academic complicity, they bring to the discussion the unique perspectives and dilemmas of veteran activists dedicated to the struggle for social justice, equality and democracy in Israel/Palestine.
Anat Matar is a senior lecturer of philosophy at Tel Aviv University and a political activist. She is the chair of the Israeli Committee for the Palestinian Prisoners and the co-author of Threat: Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israel (Pluto, 2011).
Hilla Dayan is a lecturer in sociology and politics at Amsterdam University College in the Netherlands. She is a co-founder of gate48, platform for critical Israelis in the Netherlands, and board member of Academia for Equality.
Professor Lynne Segal, Anniversary Professor of Psychology & Gender Studies, University of London
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