CPS News | Spring 2018
The American Colony Bookshop in Jerusalem, in partnership with the Kenyon Institute, organized Kalimat: the Palestinian Literature Festival, bringing together 14 critically-acclaimed Palestinian and international writers for nightly discussions held across five different cities (Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Nablus, Haifa) from 3-7 November 2018. The festival is aimed at exploring and sharing insights on the craft of writing in its multiple forms, especially as a tool to confront adversity and maintain hope and dignity. A series of university writing workshops will also be held at An Najah, Birzeit, Bethlehem and Al Quds universities with the visiting writers.
The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces three fellowship competitions for the year 2019-2010. PARC has two research fellowship competitions for scholars of Palestine and a travel seminar competition for scholars who are not Palestine experts but who are eager to learn more about Palestine. Applications are due in January 2019.
Essay adapted from Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo, written by Seth Anziska and published by Princeton University Press.
“We are publishing here for the first time these English-language excerpts from the secret Kahan Commission Appendix, in their original form and as an open source, so that researchers in Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and farther afield can consult these primary sources directly. This appendix is another historical source that can elicit shock: a chilling set of memoranda that paints a more complete picture of Israeli and Phalange eagerness to foment violence against the Palestinians as part of a wider war to remake the Middle East. […] In practice, this pattern of false and dehumanizing rhetoric about “terrorists” served to countenance unrelenting violence, leading to the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians in September 1982.”
What We CAN Do When There’s Nothing To Be Done: Strategies for Change
How can we imagine justice, practice solidarity and create change across barriers of social difference in today’s political landscape? As the acceptance of inequality has become the new norm to a degree we might have deemed unthinkable, and as public dialogue has reached an impasse, protest and resistance continue.
This conference brings together scholars, artists, and activists from around the globe whose work can inspire new ways of thinking, seeing and listening, and productive strategies of intervention for our time.
September 28, 9:30AM - 7:30PM
The Forum at Columbia University
605 W 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
Book Launch: Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo
Dr. Seth Anziska (University College London) in conversation with CPS Faculty Prof. Rashid Khalidi (Department of History, Columbia University).
Thursday, September 20th, at 5PM
420 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Based on newly declassified international sources, Preventing Palestine charts the emergence of the Middle East peace process, including the establishment of a separate track to deal with the issue of Palestine.
CPS is happy to announce that the 2018-19 Abu Lughod fellow is Nayrouz Abu Hatoum. Nayrouz obtained her PhD in Social Anthropology from York University, Toronto, where she currently is a Visiting Scholar working on theories in visual anthropology, urban politics, landscape, borders and state violence. Her research explores visual politics in Palestine and the Israeli state, and people’s place making and dwelling practices in a context of colonialism and military occupations. At CPS, she will be working on her book project titled “Visual Decolonization: Photography of Militarized Landscapes in Palestine.”