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Gaza: The International Legal Perspective
Date Monday May 18
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
American Conservatory Theater
415 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Type Speaker
Emailbayarea [at]
George Bisharat, Professor of Law at UC Hastings, will speak on the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and the the recent attacks on Gaza, with a focus on the role of international law.

Lecture followed by Q&A.

Part Three of a FIVE PART LECTURE SERIES entitled:

George Bisharat joined the Hastings faculty in 1991, after serving four years as a Deputy Public Defender for the City and County of San Francisco.

Bisharat has lived, studied, and traveled throughout the Middle East and North Africa, with extended sojourns in Beirut, Tunis, Cairo, and the Israeli-occupied West Bank. 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. His op-ed pieces have been published in numerous papers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.

Bisharat graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1983 and holds a B.A. in anthropology (UC Berkeley, 1975), an M.A. in history (Georgetown University, 1979), and a Ph.D. in anthropology and Middle East studies (Harvard University, 1987).

Remaining Lectures:

May 28
Phyllis Bennis (Institute for Policy Studies)
"The US and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: Voices of Opposition"
(at the World Affairs Center, 312 Sutter St)

June 10
Nadia Hijab (Institute for Palestine Studies)
The War on Gaza and its Aftermath: Looking Ahead
(at the World Affairs Center, 312 Sutter St)

Wheelchair accessible.
Sign language interpretation.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Apr 30th, 2009 2:13 PM
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