Dr. Ussama S. Makdisi’s delivers the 2019 Edward Said Memorial Lecture in which he unpacks the 1919 King-Crane Commission in light of its historical context and legacies for U.S. foreign policy regarding Palestine.
Dr. Suheir Daoud discusses the resistance led by Palestinian women citizens of Israel during different phases since Israel’s establishment. She talks about her her recent research on women in the Islamic movement and the challenges they face from within the Palestinian society and from the implications of the recently imposed ‘nation state law’.
Carolyn Karcher, Emily Siegel, Rebecca Vilkomerson, and Ariel Gold present their contributions to this collection of personal narratives, in which forty Jews of diverse backgrounds tell a wide range of stories about the roads they have traveled from a Zionist world view to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build an inclusive society founded on justice, equality, and peaceful coexistence.
Rachel Beitarie, Director of the Israeli human rights organization Zochrot, discusses the successes and challenges in transforming Israeli society from within towards acknowledgement of the Palestinian nakba and ethnic cleansing as part of the consequences of the creation of a Jewish-only nation state.
Janna Jihad, the youngest officially registered journalist in the world, talks about the experience of being a child living under Israeli occupation.
Molly Sinclair McCartney shares her photographs from 2010, narrating the pre-war stories of people and places in Syria, including the ancient city of Aleppo, the fabled ruins of Palmyra and the busy markets and monuments of Damascus. She contrasts these with news photographs and news stories of the damage and destruction done to those same scenes from the ongoing war in Syria.
In this presentation Wafa Ghnaim discusses her book, “Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora”, and the importance of this lovely Palestinian art form.