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How Did We Get Here? A History of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Monday, October 21, 2002
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Event Type:
Jewish Voice for Peace
Location Details:
Geary Theater, 415 Geary at Mason, Powell BART, 5th Floor

An 8-week lecture series for the general public featuring five of the country's top Middle East history scholars. This series is an unprecedented collaboration between Arab, Jewish, and other professors. The current situation in the Middle East is grim and confusing. It is a subject filled with preconceptions and misinformation. Few of us know the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and we're not getting much help from the media. In order to be able to function better as informed citizens, we need to know more. A Jewish Voice for Peace is responding to this need with a lecture series on the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict presented by Professors Beshara Doumani (UC Berkeley), Joel Beinin (Stanford), George Bisharat (Hastings School of Law), Ahmad Dallal (Stanford), and Stephen Zunes (University of San Francisco). No prior background in the field is needed. You can attend as many or as few lectures as you want. The series is designed to survey the history of the conflict, but each lecture is independent of the others. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Monday nights at 7:30pm October 21 to December 9. Geary Theater, 5th floor (415 Geary, at Mason--Powell Street BART) $10-$20 per lecture (sliding scale. $5 students/low income) $60-$160 for the whole series (sliding scale. $30 students/low income) Passes for the series will be for sale at independent bookstores. Tickets and passes will be available at the door. Cash or check only. (10/21) Arab Palestine Before 1948 (Beshara Doumani) (10/28) Zionism in Theory and Practice (Joel Beinin) (11/04) The Palestinian Refugees of 1948 (Joel Beinin and George Bisharat) (11/11) The 1967 War (Joel Beinin) (11/18) The 1982 Invasion of Lebanon (Ahmad Dallal) (11/25) The Occupation (George Bisharat) (12/02) From Oslo to the Second Intifada (George Bisharat and Joel Beinin) (12/09) US Policy Towards Israel and Palestine (Stephen Zunes) For more info please email us at: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Beshara Doumani Associate Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley. Author: Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus 1700-1900. Editor, Family History in the Middle East: Household, Gender and Property. Joel Beinin Professor of Middle East history at Stanford University. His recent books include Political Islam: Essays from Middle East Report (University of California Press, 1998, co-edited with Joe Stork) and Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East (Cambridge University Press 2001). He is currently serving as the President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. George Bisharat Professor at UC Hastings. His study of the impact of Israeli occupation on the Palestinian legal profession of the West Bank, Palestinian Lawyers and Israeli Rule: Law and Disorder in the West Bank, was published in 1989. In recent years, Professor Bisharat has consulted with the Palestinian Legislative Council over the structure of the Palestinian judiciary, reforms in criminal procedure, and other aspects of legal development. Ahmad Dallal Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History at Stanford. He is the author of a forthcoming book, Traditions of Reform: Trends in Eighteenth Century Islamic Thought and the editor of a forthcoming anthology, Islam in the Modern World. Stephen Zunes Associate Professor of Politics and Chair of the Peace & Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. He serves as a senior policy analyst and Middle East editor for the Foreign Policy in Focus Project and is the author of Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism (Common Courage Presss
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