Phyllis Bennis and Adam Gallagher discuss the ability of grassroots movements to achieve political aims without party politics and their response to political shortcomings. This was the first in our annual Palestine Center Interns Summer Lecture Series entitled, “Reevaluating Palestinian Stakeholder Legitimacy.”
The son of an Israeli general and grandson of the man who signed the Israeli declaration of independence, activist Miko Peled discusses his journey to re-examine his beliefs after his niece was tragically killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem.
Dr. Wendy Pearlman shows that the reasoning behind the use of violent and nonviolent methods in nationalist movements lies very much in the movements themselves.
Italian journalist Paola Caridi presents her book newly released in the United States. Hamas: From Resistance to Government is a comprehensive history of the Palestinian Islamist movement.
Marwan Bishara, AlJazeera English’s Senior Political Analyst, offers his analysis of the Arab revolutions that rocked 2011.
Omar Barghouti, an independent Palestinian researcher, commentator and human rights activist committed to upholding international law and universal human rights, presents the BDS movement and its legacy.