Middle East Studies

Critical Conversations # 6: Suffocating Embrace? The Futures of Palestinians in Israel

Thursday, March 3, 2016

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Macmillan 117, Starr Auditorium, 167 Thayer Street Providence, RI 02912 United States

Every semester, Middle East Studies holds a public discussion,  Critical Conversations on Palestine/Israel featuring distinguished panelists.

Keynote Speaker
Haneen Zoabi
Member, Israeli Knesset
Tajamoe/Joint Arab List

Chair
Brian Meeks, Brown University

Panel
Shira Robinson, George Washington University, DC
Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, Columbia University
Gershon Shafir, University of California, San Diego
Beshara Doumani, Brown University

Keynote speaker is member of the Israeli Knesset, Haneen Zoabi. See a recent op-ed in Newsweek. Panelists are sociologist Gershon Shafir(UCSD), who is one of the founders of the settler-colonial approach to understanding the conflict; sociologist/anthropologist Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, a recent Ph.d, who works on the role of left-wing zionist collectives in ethnic cleansing of Palestine and question of memory; Shira Robinson (Geo. Washington Univ, DC) who wrote a book, “Citizen strangers,” about the relationship between citizenship and colonial rule with focus on Palestinians in Israel; and Brown faculty and Middle East Studies director, Beshara Doumani. The panel will be chaired by Brian Meeks, Chair of Africana Studies at Brown.

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