Dr.Suad Amiry and Shatha Safi present the important work of Riwaq, a historical preservation organization based in Ramallah that works to restore Palestinian homes and buildings.
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.
In the second installation of the 2019 Summer Lecture Series, Zena Agha, Rasha Abdulhadi, and Nehad Khader speak on a panel about the everyday forms of creative resistance among Palestinian women, including through film, art, music, and poetry. They also discuss their own creative work and its location within resistance discourse.
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.