In the first installation in the 2019 Summer Intern Lecture Series, Sandra Tamari talks about how a focus on universal values of freedom and justice work to embed Palestine into progressive and mainstream discourse.
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.
Dr. Timothy Seidel presents the book he co-authored with Alaa Tartir and discusses how the rule of power relates to the case of occupied Palestine, examining features of local dissent and international governance.
On Saturday, June 22, the administration of President Donald Trump disclosed details of a proposed economic plan titled, “Peace to Prosperity – The Economic Plan: A New Vision for the Palestinian People.” This plan is the focus of the Bahrain conference on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“In a recent interview, the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, told the New York Times “Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all” of the Palestinian territory of the West Bank.In a later conference held by the Jerusalem Post in New York, US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt said, ‘I will let David’s comments stand for themselves. I think he said them elegantly and I support his comments.'”
Author Khaled Elgindy presents his new book which discusses a critical political history of US-Palestinian relations.