Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Zainab Ramahi — From Kashmir to Palestine: A Comparative Analysis of Two Occupations

Thursday, February 14, 2019

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, 111 Thayer Street

Brown IDs are required

This event examines the state of occupation that confronts people under Israeli rule in Palestine and Indian rule in Kashmir. It centers the voices of Palestinians and Kashmiris.  The self determination movements of these communities will be discussed. 

Zainab Ramahi's Palestinian and Kashmiri heritage has intensified her passion for issues of social, political, economic, and gender justice. Zainab is in her third and final year of law school at UC Berkeley School of Law where she is actively engaged in a wide range of extra-curricular initiatives. She is also involved with Palestine Legal, a law firm that challenges efforts to harass and intimidate activists working to end oppression in Palestine.Zainab has served as the equity and inclusion chair for the Coalition for Diversity, co-director of the Prisoner Advocacy network and co-Editor in Chief of the Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law. Zainab serves on the student advisory board of the UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender and is a coordinating member of Law Students for Justice in Palestine and the Berkeley Committee Against Torture, in addition to working at the Haas Institute for Diversity and Inclusion as a Coblentz fellow. Upon graduating, Zainab will be joining the chambers of Judge Richard Andrews in the District of Delaware for a one-year clerkship. Zainab hopes to use her advocacy skills and passion for justice to dismantle intertwined hierarchies of knowledge, power, and place, and to improve access to justice for all people.

Center for Contemporary South Asia