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.
Beginning with the 1956 war and ending with the Al Aqsa Intifada of 2000, Dr. Jenab Tutunji provides a historical examination of events that looks at Israel’s justifications for war that have impeded peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Now serving as the head of the PLO mission in the United Kingdom, Dr. Husam Zomlot provides updates on the latest political and diplomatic developments, and discusses whether the Palestinian leadership still believes that a peace settlement is possible, and if so, how.
Dr. Ramzy Baroud’s delivery of the 2019 Hisham Sharabi Memorial Lecture addresses the necessity of re-articulating the Palestinian narrative, based on the aspirations of the Palestinian people. He reminds us that they are the protagonists of the Palestinian story, the victims of oppression and the main channel of resistance, starting with the creation of Israel on the ruins of Palestinian towns and villages in 1948.