November 19, 2013--In London last week, the Middle East Monitor (MEMO) Palestine Book Awards granted Rashid Khalidi the 2013 Academic Prize for his recently released, Brokers of Deceit: How the US Undermined Peace in the Middle East.
Hear Prof. Rashid Khalidi speak about the Obama administration's track record on Middle East peace, and why successive US administrations have failed so dismally to reach a solution.
Good evening, and thanks Lila. Let me briefly lay out the format for tonight's event, meditate a bit on some of the questions its title might suggest to our speakers, and commence with a first question.
The Law in These Parts explores the Israeli military legal system in the Occupied Territories. Since Israel conquered the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 War, the military has imposed thousands of orders and laws, established military courts, sentenced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, enabled half a million Israeli "settlers" to move to the Occupied Territories and developed a system of long-term jurisdiction by an occupying army that is unique in the world.
Fourth Annual Interfaith Tree of Life Conference on Israel and Palestine
Hany Abu-Assad 2013, Palestinian Territories, Arabic with English subtitles, 96 minutes
Israeli soldiers, the young men and women in the army, know the truth of the occupation better than anyone-they are the people who carry it out.
A production by The Freedom Theatre of "The Island," by South African playwright Athol Fugard, with five performances in New York. Coming to New York as the conclusion of a four-state tour.
Join CUNY Law Students for Justice in Palestine in welcoming guests Jamil Dakwar (Director, ACLU Human Rights Project), Rashid Khalidi (Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University), and Rebecca Vilkomerson (Executive Director, Jewish Voice for Peace) for a meaningful panel discussion. Moderated by Diala Shamas, Liman Fellow, Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project at the CUNY School of Law.
What does Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) mean, and how has the BDS movement on U.S. campuses and local communities affected public discourse?
Screening from the making of The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) followed by a conversation with the following: Mira Nair, Mabel Wilson, Anupama Rao; moderated by Lila Abu-Lughod, Director, Center for the Study of Social Difference.
We are pleased to welcome Ahmad Sa'di to Columbia University as the Arcapita Visiting Professor for the Fall semester. Ahmad H. Sa'di comes to us from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev where he is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Government