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War! What is it Good For? University Arms Trade Links

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What is it good for Universitys arms trade links

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The University of Sheffield has established links to the arms trade, and recently students have put pressure on the institution to divest from its ties to arms manufacture.

Its ties to BAE Systems have been instrumental in developing the F-35 - a weapon used to bomb Gaza.

Does the university have a moral and ethical obligation to objections from residents of Sheffield? How could it possibly not?

Join us to explore the university’s role in neo-colonialism and warfare, as we discuss the obligations the university has to the city of Sheffield and its residents with politics researcher Dr. Annapurna Menon, UCU member Dr. Katy Fox-Hodess, and Palestine Society member Hanzalah Yaqub.

A teaching associate in the Politics and International Relations department at the University of Sheffield, specialising in the coloniality of postcolonial nation states.

Senior lecturer in Employment Relations and Research Development, Director of the Centre for Decent Work.


University of Sheffield student, member of the Sheffield Campus Coalition for Palestine, and activist.

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