Thank you for sharing your ASSU bill with me. I have been studying the issue of divestment from several angles and have come to the conclusion that there is no reason to continue to invest in corporations or other entities that directly or indirectly support unjust and illegal activities, and that, when presented with a choice, decide to help perpetuate unjust living conditions. Should the issue come before the Faculty Senate, I would speak in favor of divestment.
Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor
Professor of Comparative Literature
For more information on Professor Palumbo-Liu’s position on divestment and Israel/Palestine, click here to read his op-ed in Truthout.
David Palumbo-Liu is currently the director of the undergraduate program in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity. Palumbo-Liu is most interested in issues regarding social theory, community, race and ethnicity, justice, globalization, ecology, and the specific role that literature and the humanities play in helping us address each of these areas.