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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A lecture worth hearing

Any of you who are in the New York City area on Wednesday afternoon (today) may want to pop over to Washington Square to hear Chicago professor Eugene Kontorovich speak to the NYU Federalist Society on 'disputing occupation.'
On Wednesday, January 25, Eugene Kontorovich will discuss the topic of "Disputing Occupation: Israel's Borders and International Law." The speech will examine such central questions as legal status of settlements, the “1967 borders,” and Palestinian statehood and self-determination.


What: Eugene Kontorovich on "Disputing Occupation: Israel's Borders and International Law"
When: Wednesday, 1/25 @ 4pm
Where: Vanderbilt Hall 218
Given NYU's uber-Liberal reputation (one of the main reasons I became a conservative is the reaction I got to wearing Ronald Reagan buttons at NYU Law during the 1980 election campaign), I am amazed that Kontorovich is even being allowed on campus!

It's been nearly 28 years since I graduated NYU Law, but from what I recall, Room 218 is an ordinary classroom that seats maybe 60-100. Here's hoping they have to move it downstairs to that big room on the ground floor where we had Professional Responsibility (which was required) and New York Practice (which almost everyone took). That room probably holds about 300 people.

And if anyone posts video, please let me know.

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At 5:00 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

You also can follow this guy on twitter:


I wonder if he has ever thought of using the concept of land ownership (title search data!) in his analysis. People who took $$ in past years for land can't later try to say that the ownership is an occupation and an impediment to forming a state. But no one ever compiles that argument.

At 6:22 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Hmmm. In more thinking about this, I'm starting to suspect that maybe the individual private property ownership way of doing things doesn't really appeal to Israelis and U.S. Jews. It is the collective that is the center of things (although it is Marx, not the Torah, that calls for that system) and so the argument is buried and neglected. Even a guy talking about "occupation" doesn't have the spark. Ugh.


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