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Recent NYU Grad Rips School’s ‘Human Rights Abuses’ in Abu Dhabi
By Daniel Marans, Huffington Post Politics, September 3, 2015

As a student, I travelled to NYU’s satellite campus and was shocked by its human rights abuses
By Kristina Bogos, Quartz, September 3, 2015

What One Professor’s Travel Ban Says About The UAE’s Influence on U.S. Universities
By Daniel Marans, Huffington Post, September 2, 2015

NYU Students Want Info on Trustee’s Role in Controversial Abu Dhabi Campus
By Danielle Tcholakian, DNA Info, May 8, 2015

NYU student activists rally in support of Abu Dhabi workers 
By Marita Vlachou, Washington Square News, May 1, 2015

N.Y.U. Labor Guidelines Failed to Protect 10,000 Workers in Abu Dhabi
By Stephanie Saul, The New York Times, April 16, 2015

Investigators release report on NYUAD labor violations
By Marita Vlachou & Alanna Bayarin, Washington Square News, April 16, 2015

NYU students sit-in protests treatment of Abu Dhabi campus workers
By Jana Kasperkevic, The Guardian, April 7, 2015

NYU’s Abu Dhabi Campus: Human and Workers’ Rights Violations
By Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg, Building Bridges Radio, March 23, 2015

NYU Community Demands That Sexton Responds To Labor Violations
By Ryan McNamara, NYU Local, February 18, 2015

NYU Abu Dhabi workers still subject to “terrible abuse and exploitation” after promised reforms
By Ryan McNamara, NYU Local, February 11, 2015

HRW report reveals continued violations
By Alanna Bayarin, Washington Square News, February 11, 2015

Report Details the Worker Complaints That Blurred N.Y.U.’s Emirates Vision
By Jim Dwyer, The New York Times, February 10, 2015

Migrants building UAE cultural hub ‘risk abuse if they complain’
By David Batty, The Guardian, February 10, 2015

Concerns over labor at NYU Shanghai
By John Ambrosio, Washington Square News, December 3, 2014

N.Y.U. Faces Worker Protection Issues at Shanghai Campus
By Ariel Kaminer, New York Times, December 1, 2014

UN investigates claims of Gulf state abuse of migrant workers
By David Batty, The Guardian, November 29, 2014

Degrees of Danger
By Andrew Ross, The Baffler, November 2014

Call for UN to investigate plight of migrant workers in the UAE
By David Batty, The Guardian, September 13, 2014

Who’s Happy About Abu Dhabi’s “Island of Happiness”? It’s Not The Construction Workers
By Creative Time Reports, August 18, 2014

Slaves of Happiness Island: Abu Dhabi and the Dark Side of High Art
By Molly Crapabble, Vice, August 4, 2014

NYU Abu Dhabi campus’ unfair labor practices
By Intern Justice, June 30, 2014

Labor Conditions at N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi Campus to Be Investigated by U.S. Firm
By Ariel Kaminer, The New York Times, June 26, 2014

Belabored: Art, Academia, and Labor Struggles in Abu Dhabi, with Andrew Ross
By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen, Dissent Magazine, May 30, 2014

Professors Accuse NYU Of “Conflict Of Interest” Over Investigation Into Abu Dhabi Campus
By Miriam Berger, Buzzfeed, May 30, 2014

NYU must claim responsibility for labor conditions in Abu Dhabi
By Helen Holmes, NYU Local, May 29, 2014

Activists Invade the Guggenheim: How a Creative Campaign is Holding US Institutions Accountable for Labor Abuses in Abu Dhabi
By Michelle Chen, The Nation, May 26, 2014

N.Y.U. Crisis in Abu Dhabi Stretches to Wall Street 
By Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times, May 26, 2014

Dubai workers for British firm beaten by police over strike
By Tom South & Archie Bland, The Independent, May 25, 2014

Protestors Stage Intervention at Guggenheim’s Futurist Exhibition
By Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, May 25, 2014

Vigilance Urged for N.Y.U. After Abuses in Abu Dhabi
By Ariel Kaminer, The New York Times, May 21, 2014

Revived coalition brings labor issues to administration
By Nicole Brown, Washington Square News, May 21, 2014

NYU ‘will investigate’ reports of Abu Dhabi campus worker treatment
By Jessica Glenza, The Guardian, May 19, 2014

Workers Mistreated At NYU Abu Dhabi’s Newly Finished Campus
By Helen Holmes and Ari Lipsitz, NYU Local, May 19, 2014

Workers Building The NYU Campus In Abu Dhabi Say They Were Beaten And Underpaid
By Pamela Engel, Business Insider, May 19, 2014

Workers Who Built NYU’s Abu Dhabi Campus Faced Harsh Labor Conditions
By Nick DeSantis, The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 19, 2014

Workers building N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi institute suffer under unfair work conditions
By Alexandria Tribble, The Source, May 19, 2014

NYU’s Controversial New Campus in Abu Dhabi Still Has A Labor Problem
By Miriam Berger, BuzzFeed, May 19, 2014

Workers at N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi site faced harsh conditions
By Ariel Kaminer and Sean O’Driscoll, The New York Times, May 18, 2014

Poor working conditions continue for starchitect projects in Abu Dhabi
By Helen Gilbert, Architects Journal, May 12, 2014

Mott MacDonald scrutinised over Gulf worker role
By Iain Withers, Building, May 9, 2014

Gulf Labor issues recommendations for UAE’s Saadiyat Islands
By Migrant Rights, May 3, 2014

University responds to report claiming mistreatment of workers at NYUAD island campus
By Michael Domanico, Washington Square News, May 2, 2014

New Report Details NYU Abu Dhabi Labor Law Violations
By Helen Holmes, NYU Local, May 2, 2014

Is NYU Abusing Its Workers in Abu Dhabi?
By Afeefa Tariq, The Left at NYU, April 20, 2014

Criticism of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi escalates with fake website
By Jime Reyes Gonzalez, The Gazelle, April 19, 2014

A High Price for Global Culture
By Emer Hughes, Change Magazine, April 12, 2014

High Culture and Hard Labor
By Andrew Ross, The New York Times, March 28, 2014

Workplace safety must evolve to protect labor
By WSN Editorial Board, Washington Square News, March 26, 2014

Sweat labour for culture
By ABC RT, March 21, 2014

NYU Is Exploiting Workers in the UAE — Here’s a Look Inside the Labor Camps
By Kristina Bogos, PolicyMic, March 20, 2014

Deconstructing labor at NYU Abu Dhabi
By Alistair Blacklock, The Gazelle, March 16, 2014

Human Rights Watch expert leads labor discussion in NY
By Costanza Maio & Megan Eloise, The Gazelle, March 15, 2014

Groups advise university to take action against labor violations in Abu Dhabi
By John Ambrosio, Washington Square News, February 27, 2014

GULF Protests Against the Guggenheim Continue, Joining Forces with NYU
By Corinna Kirsch, Art of City, February 27, 2014

Protesting the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi: An Interview with G.U.L.F.
By Matthew Shen Goodman, Art in America, February 26, 2014

Guggenheim Responds to Saturday’s G.U.L.F. Protest Action
By Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, February 24, 2014

Protest Action Erupts Inside Guggenheim Museum
By Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, February 23, 2014

NYUAD workers lack proper living standard
By Daniel Huang, Washington Square News, February 11, 2014

Inside Sharjah labour camp where a ‘shoe bloodbath’ left 3 dead
By Abhishek Sengupta, Gulf News, February 5, 2014

Abu Dhabi’s High Cost of Culture
By Ben Mauk, The New Yorker, January 29, 2014

NYUAD worker conditions under investigation
By Afeefa Tariq, Washington Square News, January 26, 2014

The Uncomfortable Nature Of NYU Abu Dhabi
By Charlie Eisenhood, eisenhood.wordpress.com, January 2, 2014

Campaigners criticise UAE for failing to tackle exploitation of migrant workers
By David Batty, The Guardian, December 22, 2013

Conditions for Abu Dhabi’s migrant workers shame the west – in pictures
The Guardian, December 22, 2013

The dark side of Abu Dhabi’s cultural revolution – video
By Glenn Carrick, The Guardian, December 21, 2013

In Abu Dhabi, they call it Happiness Island. But for the migrant workers, it is a place of misery
By Glenn Carrick & David Batty, The Observer, December 21, 2013

Conditions for Abu Dhabi’s migrant workers ‘shame the west’
By David Batty, The Observer, December 21, 2013

Labor and Culture Collide in the Gulf
By Asa Fitch, Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2013

Artists Launch ‘52 Weeks’ Campaign to Protest Labor Conditions at Art Institutions in Abu Dhabi
By M. H. Miller, The Gallerist, October 18, 2013

Who’s Building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi?
By Asia Pacific Forum, January 14, 2013

UAE: Report Highlights Need for Workers Protections
Human Rights Watch, September 27, 2012

UAE: Saadiyat Workers Better Protected but Gaps Remain
Human Rights Watch, March 21, 2012

Saadiyat: The Island of Happiness Revisited
Human Rights Watch Report: March 21, 2012

GALLERY: Saadiyat: The Island of Happiness Revisited
By Samer Muscati, Human Rights Watch, March 15, 2012

HRW: Abu Dhabi still needs to do more on workers’ rights
Reuters, March 21, 2012

Report Cites Continued Problems for Workers at Abu Dhabi Cultural Site
By Patricia Cohen, The New York Times, March 21, 2012

UAE: Cultural Island Monitor a Positive Move
Human Rights Watch, June 4, 2011

Artists urge Guggenheim boycott
Al Jazeera, April 3, 2011

Artists Boycott Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Over Migrant Workers’ Rights
By Julia Furlan, WNYC, March 19, 2011

UAE: Artists Boycott Guggenheim-Abu Dhabi
Human Rights Watch, March 17, 2011

Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Faces Protest
By Nicolai Ouroussoff, The New York Times, March 16, 2011

Global: Flawed Policies Expose Migrants to Abuse
Human Rights Watch, December 12, 2010

UAE: Guggenheim’s Labor Provisions Need Enforcement
Human Rights Watch, September 22, 2010

NYU AD vows to protect rights of workers
By Jane C. Timm, Washington Square News, February 4, 2010

UAE: NYU’s Labor Rights Provisions Break New Ground
Major Commitment to Protect Migrant Workers from Abuse, but Enforcement and Independent Monitoring Needed
Human Rights Watch, February 3, 2010

Slow Movement: Protection of Migrants’ Rights in 2009
Human Rights Watch, December 16, 2009

UAE: Exploited Workers Building ‘Island of Happiness’
Human Rights Watch, May 19, 2009

“The Island of Happiness” Exploitation of Migrant Workers on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Human Rights Watch Report, May 19, 2009

The Slaves of Dubai
By Ben Anderson, BBC & VICE, April 5, 2009

ABC News: Abused Labor a Concern for NYU, Guggenheim Sites in UAE
Human Rights Groups Say Organizations Profit Off Abuse of Foreign Workers
By Megan Churchill, ABC News.com, November 7, 2008

The Emir of NYU: Has NYU President John Sexton Sold Out With an Abu Dhabi Expansion?
By Zvika Krieger, New York Magazine, April 13, 2008

Fair Labor Issues Raised for NYU Abu Dhabi
By Michaela Kron, Washington Square News, November 17, 2008

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