Thursday, March 3, 2016
MacMillan 117, Starr Auditorium
Every semester, Middle East Studies holds a public discussion, Critical Conversation on Palestine/Israel featuring distinguished panelists and active chair. This semester the topic is Palestinian citizens of Israel.
Panelists include sociologist Gershon Shafir (UCSD) who is one of the founders of the settler-colonial approach to understanding the conflict; sociologist/anthropologist Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, who is a recent PhD that works on role of left-wing zionist collectives in ethnic cleansing of Palestine and question of memory; Shira Robinson (Washington University, 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.