Columbia president fails to attend Meles speech

Meles Zenawi at Columbia University
Ethiopia’s genocidal despot gave a short speech today at Columbia University, which was followed by 20 minutes of questions and answers. The whole program took less than 1 hour.

The University’s president, Lee Bollinger, did not show up at the meeting. Instead, following opening remarks by Provost Claude Steele, Meles was introduced by Prof. Joseph Stiglitz (read more about Stiglitz here).

The discredited professor, as expected, talked about Meles Zenawis’ achievements before inviting him to speak. But even Stiglitz was too timid to talk about Meles today. His remarks lasted only 2 minutes.

The meeting was attended by less than 50 individuals, while over 700 Ethiopians protested outside the University campus.

Read more report by Columbia Spectator here.

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