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2017 Edward Said Memorial Lecture


** ONLINE BOOKINGS CLOSE 2:00pm Adelaide time 25 Nov - thereafter purchase tickets at the door. **

Gideon Levy photoThis is the 13th in this important annual series of Adelaide lectures inspired by the work of the late Palestinian public intellectual and post-colonial theorist, Professor Edward Said.

Speaker: Mr Gideon Levy

Journalist with Haaretz newspaper.

Lecture title: 

The first 50 years: Israeli society and the occupation

Gideon Levy is an Israeli journalist, writing opinion pieces and a weekly column for the newspaper, Haaretz, often focusing on the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. A notable journalist on the Israeli left, Levy has said that his views on Israel's policies toward the Palestinians developed only after joining Haaretz.

"When I first started covering the West Bank for Haaretz, I was young and brainwashed," he said in an interview. "I would see settlers cutting down olive trees and soldiers mistreating Palestinian women at the checkpoints, and I would think, 'These are exceptions, not part of government policy.' It took me a long time to see that these were not exceptions – they were the substance of government policy."

The Lecture is jointly presented by the Australian Friends of Palestine Association (AFOPA) and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

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Saturday, 25 November 2017, 5:30pm-7:00pm (doors open 5:00pm)


$20 General Entry / $15 AFOPA Members

** ONLINE BOOKINGS CLOSE 2:00pm Adelaide time 25 Nov - thereafter purchase tickets at the door. **


Elder Hall
University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

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