Theorizing the Palestinian surplus population at the intersection of Zionist settler colonialism and Palestinian neoliberalism
Apr
11
4:30 pm16:30

Theorizing the Palestinian surplus population at the intersection of Zionist settler colonialism and Palestinian neoliberalism

Informed by a comparative political economy framework, his book project situates the Palestinian economy as determined by two intersecting forces - settler colonialism and neoliberalism. While scholarly analyses of Israeli domination and Palestinian self-rule have increasingly employed both categories and produced valuable insights, an analytical framework constructed by their dialectical relations and theoretical communalities has yet to materialize. The project aims to fill this gap and produce a comparative and interdisciplinary political economy of neoliberal self-rule under settler colonialism. Understood as strategies of class/race based forms of social engineering and population management, the research seeks to identify structural nodes of their intersection and show how the social and economic reproduction of Palestinian society is determined by settler colonialism and neoliberal logics of capitalism, governance and aid. It uses the concept of a 'surplus population' to theorize how both forces jointly contain, control and govern Palestinians within the realm of the economy. In broader terms, the book project challenges the sui generis approach with which Palestine (and Israel) continues to be analyzed and opens up possibilities of comparative research across indigenous communities subject to neoliberal forms of self-rule under conditions of settler colonial expansion.

Hany Abu-Assad Film Screening and Discussion
Apr
4
6:00 pm18:00

Hany Abu-Assad Film Screening and Discussion

  • Davis Auditorium @ CEPSR #412

 

Join us for a film screening of The Idol followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, two-time academy award nominee, Hany Abu-Assad.

 

Oscar Nominated Films


Filmography

The Idol, 2015                                        

Omar, 2013                                                                  
The Courier, 2011                                                                
Paradise Now, 2005  

Ford Transit, 2002                                                                                                
Rana’s Wedding, 2002                                                                               
Nazareth 2000, 2000                                                                          
The 14th Chick, 1998    


An Evening with Hany Abu-Assad
Apr
3
6:30 pm18:30

An Evening with Hany Abu-Assad

  • Dodge 511

Join us for a special Master Class evening with two-time academy award nominee, Hany Abu-Assad. 

 

Oscar Nominated Films


Filmography

The Idol, 2015 

Omar, 2013                                                   

The Courier, 2011                                          

Paradise Now, 2005  

Ford Transit, 2002                                                                                                
Rana’s Wedding, 2002                                                                               
Nazareth 2000, 2000

The 14th Chick, 1998    


Man Without a Cell Phone
Feb
6
6:30 pm18:30

Man Without a Cell Phone

  • Pulitzer Hall World Room, Columbia Journalism School 3rd Floor

Twenty-something Palestinian-Israeli slacker Jawdat just wants to have fun with his friends, talk on his cell phone and find love. Instead, he navigates unconvincing dates with Muslim, Christian, and even Jewish girls, and wrestles with the Hebrew college entrance exam...