SHOULD COLUMBIA INVEST IN ARMS FOR ISRAEL?
A discussion of social responsibility, human rights,
and the new divestment campaign


This event was held at Roone Arledge Cinema Space, Lerner Hall, Columbia University on Wednesday, November 13, 2002
at 8 p.m. Roger Normand and faculty talked about the petition calling on the university to divest from companies that manufacture military hardware sold to Israel until it complies with the relevant U.N. resolutions and Geneva Conventions, and ends its occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip seized since 1967. Speakers included: Roger Normand, SIPA; Brinkley Messick, Anthropology; Brian Barry, Political Science; Bruce Robbins, English and Comparative Literature; Lila Abu-Lughod, Anthropology and Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Gil Anidjar, MEALAC; Lila Braine, Psychology, Barnard (Emerita); Mahmood Mamdani, Africa Institute and Anthropology.

Click on links below to read transcripts of some of the talks at the event.
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Roger Normand, Centre for Economic & Social Rights
Brian Barry, Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
Bruce Robbins, Professor, English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Lila Abu-Lughod, Professor, Anthropology, Columbia University
Mahmood Mamdani, Professor, Anthropology & SIPA, Columbia University