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Palestine & Law: The State Question



This event inaugurates a new CPS series on "Palestine & Law." The aim of the series is to promote innovative academic thought on legal questions related to Palestine.

This first session brings together leading legal scholars Susan Akram, Jamil Dakwar and Nimer Sultany to address "The State Question." While taking account of recent developments at the United Nations, the discussion will range into wider issues connected with the history and current determinants of Palestinian state forms.

Future topics for CPS public events on "Palestine & Law" will include property issues, from possession to dispossession; the sphere of litigation; the legal status of the refugee; and regimes of imprisonment.



Susan Akram, Clinical Professor of Law, Boston University

Jamil Dakwar, International Human Rights Lawyer
Nimer Sultany, doctoral candidate at Harvard Law School

Moderated by Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University


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Preference is given to Columbia University students and faculty.

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