Discussion at NYU: Palestine and the Future of Academia

Palestine and the Future of Academia
Friday, January 5, 7:30-9:00 PM
NYU English Department Event Space (244 Greene St./East Village)

What is the future of Palestine in our current academic context? What can we expect from an academic future contextualized by aggressive efforts to keep the struggle for justice in Palestine outside of academic spaces?

Please join us for a discussion with speakers who will address recent events inside and outside of the MLA that are redrawing the landscape for struggle in support of Palestinian rights, and the need for new tactics and solidarities by which to intervene.  For “Letters to the MLA” related to the issue of Palestine, see the Critical Inquiry dossier.

This event is free and open to the public. Nonmembers and members of MLA are welcome. No registration required.

MLA Co-sponsors include: Arabic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Global Arab and Arab American Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies; Marxism, Culture, and Society Forum; Race and Ethnicity Forum; and West Asia Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Endorsers and co-sponsors include Adalah-NY and CUNY for Palestine.

For information, send email to palestineandthefuture@gmail.com.

Directions: The Event Space is an 18 minute trip from the Sheraton Times Square Hotel. Take the R or the W at 57th St. (heading Downtown) and exit at 8th St./NYU. Walk one block south on Broadway, turn Right on Waverly, and Right on Greene to arrive at 244 Greene. Enter the Event Space through the front door of 244 Greene and make an immediate right, before proceeding to the security guard post.