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Thursday, September 12, 2013

NYU Law School [National Lawyer's Guild*] holding thinly disguised BDS conference

*Please note the comment below regarding the post's title.

New York University Law School, from which yours truly holds a degree, is holding what looks and smells like an evening to promote BDS - the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel. In the typical Leftist style of promoting 'free speech,' the event is being held next Wednesday night, the first night of the Jewish holiday of Succot, ensuring that many opponents of BDS just won't show up.
NLG-NYU presents: Free Speech, the Law, and the Palestinian Call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions
Wednesday, September 18, 2013  |  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Vanderbilt Hall, Smart Classroom 214
**Note: Panel discussion begins at 7pm**
How has the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement affected discourse surrounding Israel, Zionism, and the Occupation on U.S. campuses, and what is the role and importance of the academic boycott in this context? Join NLG civil rights attorneys Barbara Harvey and Rima Najjar Kapitan for a discussion in support of this movement. 
The panel, moderated by NLG civil rights lawyer Abdeen Jabara, will cover the history, rationale, and current landscape of the BDS movement on university campuses and in local communities in the U.S., with a particular focus on academic boycott. 
Endorsed by: Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC, Adalah-NY, Center for Constitutional Rights, New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership (NYACT)
I'm surprised they actually refer to Israel and not to the 'Zionist entity.' And you wonder why my four years at NYU (JD/MBA) made me politically conservative?

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At 12:18 AM, Blogger Katherine said...

Hi Carl,

Would you be so kind as to change the headline to reflect the fact that NYU School of Law is not sponsoring this event? It is instead being organized by the 100% student-run NYU chapter of the National Lawyer's Guild.

Judging from browsing your blog, it seems like you are a thoughtful writer and scrupulous accuracy is important to you, so I thought you might be willing to hear my suggestion. I would certainly appreciate the update.


Katherine Erickson
NYU-NLG Co-chair, 2013-2014


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