Middle East Studies

New Directions in Palestinian Studies 2020 – Who Owns Palestine?

Friday, March 6 –
Saturday, March 7, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute
111 Thayer St. 

By invitation

The seventh annual workshop of New Directions in Palestinian Studies (NDPS) is to be held at Brown University on March 6–7, 2020. As detailed below, the theme title “Who Owns Palestine?” addresses a wide range of issues ranging from the political economy of land markets to the epistemological ecologies of territorial rights and contestations over historical narratives.

As with all NDPS workshops, proposals that put Palestinians at the center of the analysis are encouraged. We seek explorations of Palestinian experiences of different historical periods and locations—past and present, urban and rural, throughout historic Palestine and outside it—from the perspectives of various academic disciplines, as well as practitioners such as lawyers, urban planners, and artists.

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