Building on our State of Female Revolution series, One Billion Rising and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS) at Columbia Law School are bringing together this formidable group of activists for a public panel discussion on resisting the violence of police, states and empire.
Please join the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability for their annual conference, The Politics of Memory: Victimization, Violence and Contested Narratives of the Past.
The Center for Palestine Studies (CPS) at Columbia University in collobration with the Center for Arab Studies at the Unviersity of Chile are proud to present the second annual Palestinian Film Festival in Santiago, Chile at Cineteca Nacional (Centro Cultural La Moneda).
Based on a meticulous examination of archival material documenting the process of Zionist land accumulation and the expulsions of Palestinians from 1936 to mid-1950s, I argue that the 1948 Nakba was neither the beginning nor the end of a process of settler-colonial expropriation.
Photographer Tanya Habjouqa will present work from her recent book "Occupied Pleasures" which looks at the pursuit of happiness in the midst of occupation and blockade in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
"Lady Liberty" by Columbia professor Nathalie Handal is currently being featured in Poetry in Motion® in New York City.
The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene.
In their book The Empire of Trauma, Didier Fassin and Richard Rechtman ask, "[W]hen we consider the soldier suffering from nightmares and flashbacks as psychologically wounded rather than as a malingerer or a hero, what does this view of war and those who participate in it tell us," (2009: 8)? Taking inspiration from their question, I consider the political and ethical consequences of shifting understandings of the trauma of soldiers for how an American public might come to know and understand U.S. wars-past and present.
This November 2nd is the 98th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a document which resulted in the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine, with a total and deliberate disregard for the rights and interests of the Arabs who then numbered 92 percent of the population.
Those interested in Palestine/Palestinians and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict should note the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.
Lila Abu-Lughod, CPS faculty associate and Professor of Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies at Columbia, will be delivering the Edward Said Memorial Lecture at The American University of Cairo this week.
The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University is pleased to announce the arrival of Palestinian filmmaker Amer Shomali as a visiting artist in residence at the Center for Palestine Studies and School of the Arts through December 31, 2015.
The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University's Middle East Institute is pleased to announce the 2016-17 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies.
In a 2004 interview Yasser Arafat, in a state of near confinement and exhaustion, reflected upon his incapacity to move without the immediate threat of assassination, about the Palestinian right of return, about American elections, and his achievements. Among these achievements was the fact that "the Palestine case was the biggest problem in the world" and that Israel had "failed to wipe us out."
A series of lectures to address the historiography of the field 'Islamic Art' by scoring the particular moments of ruptures that fractured its foundations.
The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University is pleased to host the recipient of the Fulbright Visiting Senior Scholar Award for the academic year 2015-2016, Abdul-Rahim Al-Shaikh. The award provides an opportunity for Palestinian professors residing in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza to lecture and/or do research at institutions in the United States.
On Monday, September 21, the Israeli architect and theorist Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths, University of London), gave a lecture entitled "Hannibal in Rafah: A Forensic Reconstruction of One Day in the 2014 Gaza War." Weizman described the innovative techniques that he and a team of researchers used to assist Amnesty International in its recent investigation of the Israeli military's mass bombardment of the town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
Mada al-Carmel - Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa - will hold its second conference for Palestinian PhD students on April 15-16, 2016 in Haifa.