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Join us for a book talk for Dr Maya Wind's "Towers of Ivory and Steel: How Israeli Universities Deny Palestinian Freedom" (Verso, 2024).

The event is co-hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine and the Department of International Development.

From the publisher:

Israeli universities have long enjoyed a reputation as liberal bastions of freedom and democracy. Drawing on extensive research and making Hebrew sources accessible to the international community, Maya Wind shatters this myth and documents how Israeli universities are directly complicit in the violation of Palestinian rights.

Academic disciplines, degree programs, campus infrastructure, and research laboratories all service Israeli occupation and apartheid, while universities violate the rights of Palestinians to education, stifle critical scholarship, and violently repress student dissent. a powerful expose of Israeli academia’s ongoing and active complicity in Israel’s settler-colonial project.

BIO: Maya Wind is a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Her research on the reproduction and international export of Israeli security expertise has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Killam Laureates Trust.

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Strand Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS