Seth Anziska: "Sabra and Shatila: New Revelations"

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.”

Symposium with CPS Faculty Lila Abu-Lughod at the Center for the Study of Social Difference

Symposium with CPS Faculty Lila Abu-Lughod at the Center for the Study of Social Difference

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: CPS Faculty Rashid Khalidi in Conversation with Dr. Seth Anziska

Book Launch: CPS Faculty Rashid Khalidi in Conversation with Dr. Seth Anziska

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
Deutsches Haus

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.

Nayrouz Abu Hatoum is the 2018-19 Ibrahim Abu Lughod Fellow

Nayrouz Abu Hatoum is the 2018-19 Ibrahim Abu Lughod Fellow

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.”

Palestine Open Maps

Palestine Open Maps

CPS Faculty Nora Akawi collaborated with the newly launched Palestine Open Maps, an open platform for map-based exploration and immersive storytelling. This alpha version of the platform allows users to navigate and search the historic map sheets, and to view basic data about present and erased localities.

Rashid Khalidi wins WOCMES Seville 2018 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Middle Eastern Studies

Rashid Khalidi wins WOCMES Seville 2018 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Middle Eastern Studies

CPS Co-Director Rashid Khalidi, one of the leading academics in the study of the 20th century Palestinian national movement, will receive the 5th WOCMES Award on Wednesday 18th of July 2018.

Every four years, coinciding with a new edition of the congress, WOCMES International Advisory Council highlights the prominent trajectory of an outstanding expert for his/her contribution to Middle Eastern Studies. In this occasion, the Council endorsed the candidacy of Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University and one of the most brilliant scholars of our days.

Khalidi is the highest authority on interpretations of the Arab-Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts, and author of some of the most influential studies on the topic. His public role as a prominent voice of the Palestinian cause is globally recognized and valued. It is impossible to understand this region and its historical experiences without Khalidi’s works.

Salim Tamari receives the State of Palestine National Recognition Award

Salim Tamari receives the State of Palestine National Recognition Award

Salim Tamari, Editor of Jerusalem Quarterly and Professor of Sociology at Birzeit University, received the State of Palestine National Recognition Award for his collective body of work. Established by presidential decree, the award is the highest honor in the fields of literature, political science, and the arts. It was announced in conjunction with the annual Palestine International Book Fair, held by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture.