Popular Resistance in Palestine


Discussion with Professors Mazin Qumsiyeh and Hamid Dabashi

Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh is a Professor and Researcher at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He serves as chairman of the board of the "Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People" and coordinator of the "Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements" in Beit Sahour.

Professor Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York. He is a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, as well as a founding member of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.

Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment, The book summarizes and analyzes the rich 130+ year history of civil resistance in Palestine discussing the challenges and opportunities faced in different historical periods with emphasis on trends, directions and lessons learnt. The aim is to put before the reader the most concise, yet most comprehensive and accurate treatment, of a subject that has captured the imagination and interests of the global community. Looking at the successes, failures, missed opportunities and challenges in this period allows people to chart a better direction for the future.


21 March 2011, 7:30 PM
Room 501, Schermerhorn Building, Columbia University
420 West 118th Street, NY, NY 10027