24 Sept 2014

1. CHAIR OF CHINESE DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
2. STEVEN SALAITA
3. MARINA WARNER ON QUITTING THE UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
4. OCCUPY WALL STREET OFFSHOOT WANTS TO PAY YOUR STUDENT DEBT


1. CHAIR OF CHINESE DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Message from Tarak Barkawi:

'Dear CACHE Members:

'I want to bring your attention to a donation for a chair accepted by the University and POLIS in 2012. A foundation run by Wen Jiabao's daughter appointed by name a professor of Chinese Development Studies in POLIS. The foundation is a lawyer's PO Box in Bermuda called "Respect China" or "Praise China" depending on translation. The professor, Peter Nolan, had a personal chair at the Judge where he taught (and has written with) Wen Jiabao's son in law. 

'Here is some of the reporting:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/9050447/Mystery-of-Cambridge-Universitys-3.7-million-Chinese-benefactors.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10891469/Chinas-Red-Daughter-whose-charity-gave-Cambridge-3.7-million.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10892180/Ten-questions-Cambridge-University-must-now-answer-over-the-Chong-Hua-donation.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10890356/Revealed-Wen-Jiabaos-family-is-behind-Cambridge-University-professorship.html?

'Here is my op-ed:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/02/2012269402871736.html

'Here is Professor Nolan:

http://www.devstudies.cam.ac.uk/people/peternolan

'This matter is still being investigated by the Telegraph, the New York Times, and others and there are more revelations to come. ?If anyone can be of assistance in this matter, or knows facts not yet reported, please do get in touch with Peter Foster at the Telegraph (peter.foster@telegraph.co.uk?). He will respect confidentiality.' 

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Tarak Barkawi
Department of International Relations
London School of Economics
Houghton St. 
London WC2A 2AE
UK
Email: tarak.barkawi@gmail.com


2. STEVEN SALAITA

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/09/22/salaita-case-illustrates-two-cultures-academe-many-experts-say

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/09/professor-israel-criticism-twitter-university-illinois

https://www.opendemocracy.net/priyamvada-gopal/when-?liberals?-fail-to-defend-academic-freedom


3. MARINA WARNER ON QUITTING THE UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n17/marina-warner/diary

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/attempts-to-gag-and-silence-academics-are-commonplace/2015692.article#.VBGFUGLC_lM.twitter


4. OCCUPY WALL STREET OFFSHOOT WANTS TO PAY YOUR STUDENT DEBT

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/9/strike-student-debt.html

http://www.newsweek.com/occupy-wall-street-offshoot-rolling-jubilee-wants-pay-your-student-debt-271273

http://strikedebt.org

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