2012 Edward Said Memorial Lecture

“A Deliberate Cruelty: Rendering Gaza Unviable” – Dr. Sara Roy leads the discussion on the economic and social policies that have developed the Gaza Strip and on U.S. foreign aid to the region

Palestinian Politics: Representation and Accountability

Noura Erakat examines the viability and legitimacy of the current Palestinian leadership. This is the final installment of our annual lecture series, a study of the extent to which Palestinian leadership represents Palestinian interests, and how their national objectives are at all manifest.

Negotiating Peace: Motivations, Mechanisms, and Methods

This panel examines the effectiveness of the Palestinian strategy for negotiating a peace. This is the second installment of the 13th annual summer lecture series, a study to the extent to which Palestinian leadership represents Palestinian interests, and how their national objectives are at all manifest.

From Grievance to Action: Mapping Grassroots Movements in Palestine

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 General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine

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.

Hisham B. Sharabi Memorial Lecture

Dr. Walt addresses the pressure on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East from the Israel lobby and the real and perceived effects it has had on decisions throughout the current and past presidential administrations.