In its opening statement of 2012, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel declares that "it is time to take a stand to end all forms of complicity with Israeli academic and cultural institutions; they are key partners in the Israeli regime of occupation, colonialism and apartheid." In the context of what PACBI has called "a year to further intensify academic boycott," this roundtable brings together faculty and activists in Canada and the United States who are active in the global BDS movement. Speakers will discuss challenges and openings in the current moment, as well as the importance of further transnationalizing BDS work. The roundtable will focus on the cultural and academic boycott in Canada and the United States.
Panelists: Cynthia Wright (York University), Riham Barghouti (PACBI, Adalah-NY), James Cairns (Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus), Sue Ferguson (Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus), Mary-Jo Nadeau (University of Toronto Mississauga), Alan Sears (Ryerson University)
This event is part of the 2012 Left Forum.