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Palestinian Struggles for Nationality in the Middle East

Date:
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
Kelly Fabian
Location Details:
The Commonwealth Club
595 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
94105

02/19/09
Palestinian Struggles for Nationality in the Middle East
A panel of Palestinian voices and experts will share their outlooks on Palestine and its future
Palestinian Struggles for Nationality

Omar Dajani, Former Senior Legal Advisor, Palestine Liberation Organization's Negotiations Support Unit; Former Political Advisor, United Nations Special Envoy Terje Roed-Larson; Assistant Professor of Law, University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law
George Bisharat, Ph.D., Professor of Law, Expertise in Middle East Affairs (Legal and Political)
Jamal Dajani, Producer, Senior Director of Middle East Programming, Link TV; Commentator; Peabody Award Winner; Gaza Crisis Blogger, The Huffington Post
Jonathan Curiel, Journalist, San Francisco Chronicle; Author, Al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots - Moderator
Additional panelists TBA

Will there ever be peace in the embattled Middle East? As the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians swells from the recent rocket attacks against Israel and Israel's offensive in Gaza, many questions have been raised about the future of the Palestinians. Where do they go from here? What actions are needed from the international community to help end this war? Amidst the violence and fleeing refugees, can a Palestinian state actually come to fruition? Even though Hamas has suffered casualties, have they won sympathy? A panel of Palestinian voices and experts will share their outlooks for the region.

Location: Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost: $8 members, $15 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Added to the calendar on Mon, Feb 2, 2009 4:10PM
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