Palestine Societies at SOAS, University College
Kings College, Goldsmiths and University of Westminster
Invite you to
Supporting the Boycott of Israel: Campaigning from Within
Speaker: Anat Matar, Tel Aviv University
Chair: Mike Cushman, BRICUP and Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods
Wed 17th February 2010
SOAS G2, 6pm
Anat Matar is a senior lecturer at the department of philosophy, Tel Aviv
University. She specializes in 20th century philosophy of language, in particular that of Wittgenstein, Dummett and Derrida. Anat Matar has been politically active for many years. She has taken part in movements resisting the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories, mainly those urging the refusal to serve in the army and the BDS movement. She is a founding member and the chair of The Israeli Association for the Palestinian Prisoners.
Mike Cushman is a member of the Department of Management at LSE where he researches the nature of digital and social exclusion. Mike has been politically active for many years but he has increasingly focused his activities around the area of Palestinian rights. In December 2008 he visited Gaza on the Free Gaza boat ‘Dignity’ on the last successful voyage before the Israeli invasion.