The University of Sydney has fired a controversial faculty member who shared an image of an Israeli flag superimposed with a Nazi swastika during a lesson.
Tim Anderson, a senior lecturer in economics and international politics who taught at the university for two decades, was first suspended in December after showing the lecture slide in a “Human Rights in Development” course. The university deemed the material to be “disrespectful and offensive, and contrary to the university’s behavioural expectations and requirements for all staff.”
Anderson rejected the characterisation, publishing the image online and asking others to decide “whether or how this infographic might be ‘offensive.’”
While he was given the opportunity to plead a case against termination, his appeal was ultimately rejected.