Kristofer Petersen-Overton is a political science doctoral student at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Centre and an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College. He formerly worked with the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tony Kushner and the Corporatization of CUNY
The taboo surrounding critical discussion of Israel in the United States never ceases to amaze me. But when the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York (CUNY) recently decided not to grant an honorary degree to Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner because of his views on Israel , it felt personal.