[Cork] Prof. Haim Bresheeth Lecture 2 – The TUI BDS motion: The need to boycott the Israeli academic/military/occupation complex (Academics for Palestine)
Professor Haim Bresheeth, a renowned Israeli-born academic and documentary film-maker will be speaking in UCC in support of the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) and its conference resolution in favour of academic boycott of Israel.
When: Tuesday, 23 April, 1pm
Where: Room W5, West Wing, Main Quadrangle, University College Cork
Note: This talk is aimed at TUI members in Cork, including school-teachers as well as employees of third-level institutions. The content is exactly the same as the 1pm Lecture the same day but it is hoped that the time will prove more convenient for TUI members who will need to travel to UCC from their normal places of work
In this talk, Professor Haim Bresheeth will draw on his experience as an Israeli academic – before moving to London in 2002, he was Dean of the School of Media, Film and Cultural Studies, at Sapir College in Israel. He will explain how Israeli academic institutions are intermeshed with the Israeli armed forces and deeply implicated in the Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories conquered in 1967. He will express his strong support for the academic boycott of Israel motion recently passed by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland, relating this to to actions of the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP) and broadening the discussion to cover the wider Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.
About Prof. Bresheeth
Professor Haim Bresheeth is an Israeli Jewish supporter of Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel.
A scholar of film studies as well as an accomplished filmmaker and photographer, Professor Bresheeth taught at the University of East London (UEL) from 2002 until his recent retirement. Since retiring from UEL, he has been teaching at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Organised by Academics for Palestine.