Middle East Studies

When Settlers Become Natives?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Pembroke Hall, 305, 172 Meeting St.

Speaker Raef Zreik, Associate Professor at Carmel College/Haifa and co-director at the Minerva Center for the Humanities/Tel Aviv University, addresses the issue of when settlers becomes natives. When and under what circumstances can settler colonial projects come to an end and what are the new dynamics of the relationship between settlers and natives. In many ways this is a question regarding the historical conditions that allow a real compromise that can take both groups into a new dialectic. This talk will focus of theoretical aspects of the debate such as: what kind of duties do the colonized and colonizers owe each other? what is the nature of the relationship between ethics and politics? do we and can we subject both groups to the same ethical standards? and if not, what does that say about the nature of ethics? but if so, what does that say about the nature of politics?

Organized by the Cogut Center for the Humanities.

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