Inside Higher Ed
May 18th, 2015
An art professor at the Cooper Union who is a member of the Gulf Labor
Coalition reported that he was denied entry to the United Arab Emirates
upon arrival at the Dubai airport for “security” reasons on May 11.
Walid Raad, who has spoken publicly about labor conditions in the Gulf,
particularly as they pertain to the construction of the Guggenheim Abu
Dhabi, is reportedly the third member of the labor coalition to be denied entry to the UAE this spring and the second professor (the first was Andrew Ross, a professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, which has a campus in Abu Dhabi).