" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley

David Hirsh

David Hirsh teaches in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His research interests are in antisemitism, Israel/Palestine, nationalism, fundamentalism, cosmopolitanism, socio-legal studies, genocide, crimes against humanity and cosmopolitan law. David is the editor of the Engage website, which was set up to intervene in the campaign for a cultural and academic boycott of Israel. He is also on the Editorial board of Democratiya and the Academic Committee of ISGAP, the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and policy, based at Yale University.

Shalom Lappin

Shalom Lappin is Professor of Computational Linguistics at King's College, London. He taught philosophy at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (1974-1980), Linguistics at the University of Ottawa (1980-84), where he was Chair of the Linguistics Department (1981-84), and linguistics at the University of Haifa (1984-88) and Tel Aviv University (1988-89).

Interview with David and Shalom First broadcast on 26th May 2006.

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Listen to Neil Denny interviewing David Hirsh about his paper on anti-Zionism and antisemitism with Neil Denny here. Recorded 9th December 2007. The paper, Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: Cosmopolitan Reflections is available on the YIISA website, here.