Michael Taussig, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
Thursday June 17, 2013: I pretty well stopped eating in Palestine, not because I wasn't offered food at every turn, but because the intensity ate me alive. It was like I was breathing different air on a different planet where the customary laws of gravity and physics no longer existed.
Curatorially, the 2013 Alwan Film Festival has a strong focus on new narrative and documentary feature films from the Middle East and North Africa. Short films and documentaries are noticeable absent compared with previous years.
The LEAP Program invites you to a Benefit Dinner & Performance for the Children of al Nakbah featuring world-renowned artist: MARCEL KHALIFE.
Please join us for the MENA Dissertation Workshop to hear our colleague, Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins' (Department of Anthropology) discussion on her dissertation chapter titled Ignoring Borders: Waste Flows, Inner States and Environmental Sincerity.
The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey brings together traditional recipes from the Gaza Strip based on extensive interviews with home cooks, and uses profiles of these cooks as well as beautiful documentary photography to explore the history, economy and daily life of the territory.
Here in the US, how can we connect the Palestinian resistance movements to those closer to home, namely, Black and indigenous struggles against structural oppression?
QUEERS AGAINST ISRAELI APARTHEID (QAIA) is proud to welcome Sarah Schulman with a reading from her new book, "Israel/Palestine and the Queer International."
Judith Butler, Columbia University English and Comparative Literature
This lecture will focus on images of vacated and suspended life in Gaza after the bombardment of 2008-2009 by Swedish photographer and video-maker, Kent Klich.
Egyptian novelist, translator, and critic Ahdaf Soueif, who spent much of the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square, will deliver the 2011 Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Columbia University.
What happens when an artist stops producing works and instead produces a museum? What happens when an artist stops producing museums and instead produces worlds? What happens when an artist stops producing worlds and instead produces a kind of consciousness that is itself capable of producing worlds?
This event is the first in a series of activities at Columbia University in 2013 remembering Edward W. Said on the 10th anniversary of his passing.
The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) at Columbia University and The Cogut Center for the Humanities (CCH) at Brown University present:
A panel discussion with Kinan Azmeh, Stathis Gourgouris, Ara Guzelimian, Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, and Michael Steinberg on "Edward Said's Music."
Islamic charities have been the target of various international counter-terrorism measures for more than a decade. Based on a detailed account of the recent history of Palestinian zakat committees, our panelists suggest that legal evidence against these institutions is generally weak.
These four documentary films will expand our understanding of life as it is lived by the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank.