Following talks to jampacked audiences in Cape Town, Prof Ilan Pappe takes on Johannesburg this week for the next leg of his South African speaking tour. Pappe is an Israeli academic and historian that is in effective exile due to his academic work, support of the Palestinian struggle and in particular for his championing of the academic boycott of Israel.
Pappe is currently a professor of History at the at Exeter University in the UK as well as the Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies
Given the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, this is a highly relevant speaking tour for any member of the public or media wanting to learn more about the history of Palestine-Israel, the situation in Gaza, the BDS boycott of Israel and to get a progressive Jewish perspective on the issue.
Professor Ilan Pappe is being hosted in South Africa by the Muslim Views Newspaper in association with BDS South Africa with events across the country at various universities and community centres.
JOHANNESBURG SCHEUDLE FOR PROFESSOR ILAN PAPPE
DATE: Wednesday, 06 August at 18:30 for 19h00
VENUE: GH 201 (Great Hall 201), Bunting Road Campus (off Annet Road), University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, Johannesburg
TOPIC: “Academic freedom in higher education: Apartheid South Africa and current day Israel as case studies, with a particular focus on the academic boycott”
HOSTS: BDS South Africa with the UJ PSF
SPECIAL GUEST: Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and General Secretary of SACP
DATE: Thursday, 07 August at 13h00
VENUE: Humanities Graduate Centre Seminar Room, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg
HOST: Wits University PSC
DATE: Thursday, 07 August at 15h00
TOPIC: “Gaza in Context – The Continued Israel Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”
VENUE: Origin Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg
HOST: Jewish Voices for Just Peace