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|An Evening with Mustafa Barghouti|
|Date||Monday April 24|
|Time||7:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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7:30 PM, Kresge Auditorium,
|Organizer/Author||Muslim Student Awareness Network|
The Palestinian issue is central to so many of the major conflicts in today’s world (War on Terrorism, War on Iraq, Iranian nuclear weapons, democratization in the Arab World, etc.), yet many in our country do not understand the basic realities of the situation. One cannot consider themselves educated today without understanding the conflict- so take this unique opportunity to learn from and challenge Palestine’s most recognized figures!
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Monday, April 24th
An Evening with Mustafa Barghouti
Democracy in Occupied Palestine
7:30 PM, Kresge Auditorium,
Stanford University (presented by the ASSU Speakers Bureau and MSAN)
Prominent Palestinian activist addresses recent developments and future outlook for democracy in Palestine.
Barghouti, who placed 2nd in the Palestinian Presidential elections in 2005 receiving approximately 20% of the vote, has founded many successful NGOS in Palestine and was recently elected to the Palestinian Parliament.
Democracy in Occupied Palestine - An Evening with Mustafa Barghouti
Mustafa Barghouti, prominent Palestinian democratic activist who finished second in the 2005 Palestinian Presidential elections (receiving approximately 20% of the vote) will speak about the Palestinian democratic process and his experiences fighting corruption. Although under occupation, Palestinian society stands as the most democratic Arab society today. Given the recent changes in the governing dynamics, with Hamas holding the majority of parliamentary seats, Barghouti will address the emerging challenges in the Palestinian governing authority.
Mustafa Barghouti, a medical doctor by training, is one of the founders of the Palestinian National Initiative — a reformist, democratic alternative to Fatah and Hamas. In 1979, Barghouti founded the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees, an NGO that provides health care and other related services in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which is considered one of the best-run NGOs in the Arab World. Barghouti was recently elected to the Palestinian parliament as the head of the Independent Palestine list, a coalition of independents and NGO members.
Co-sponsored by: Coalition for Justice in the Middle East (CJME) and the Organization of Arab Students in Stanford (OASIS)
Special thanks to: The Stanford Park Hotel and The Duck Club Restaurant
Date and Time: Monday, April 24, 2006. 7:30 PM. (Approximate duration of 2 hours).
Location: Kresge Auditorium - Law School - 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305 [Map]
Sponsor: Muslim Student Awareness Network
Admission: Free with SUID, $10 General Admission