Speaker: Mike Cushman from the British Committee for Universities of Palestine (BRICUP)
Details: 19:00, Thursday 15th October 2015, Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS (behind the Central Library).
Mike Cushman has recently returned from a visit to Palestine with a cross European delegation of Academic Boycott activists. The delegation visited six Palestinian universities to find out from them about how we can support the work of Palestinian Universities better. Mike will talk about what they learned about the struggle that Palestinian Universities face to provide a normal higher education experience under occupation and how Israel undermines both teaching and research.Birzeit University
Mike is a member of the BRICUP organising committee – BRICUP is the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine which leads academic boycott activities in the UK – and convenor of Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (J-BIG). He lectures on problem structuring methods (non-mathematical approaches to modelling complex organisational problems) at LSE where he was for many years secretary of the UCU.