U of O Watch mission, in the words of Foucault...

"One knows … that the university and in a general way, all teaching systems, which appear simply to disseminate knowledge, are made to maintain a certain social class in power; and to exclude the instruments of power of another social class. … It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticise the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticise and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them." -- Foucault, debating Chomsky, 1971.

U of O Watch mission, in the words of Socrates...

"An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all." -- Socrates

video of president allan rock at work

Friday, February 1, 2013

Who was U of O president Allan Rock in 2004: Defender of human rights or willing geopolitical peon?

An effigey of Allan Rock was taken in the protest rally in front of the United Nations office in Colombo against the UN ambassador.

THIS MEDIA ARTICLE from 2004 reports the view that Allan Rock played more the role of a partial geopolitical mover than the role of an independent and due diligent assessor of human rights violations, as he portrayed himself in his functions at the UN; that he acted politically rather than with predominant regard for professional ethics consistent with his position.

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