Dartmouth Events

Historical Introduction to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Prof. Anne Sa'adah

The event provides a brief history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is especially useful in light of the most recent (& not so successful) round of peace talks led by US.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Room 002, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and Nelson A. Rockfeller Center.

The event is intended to provide all students and community members with a brief history of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, which should be especially useful in light of the most recent (and not so successful) round of peace talks led by the US. Many students do not know much about this complicated issue, and this lecture will be a good starting place to learn/discuss. The speaker will outline the different causes and outcomes on both sides, and will give an objective narrative of events. Overall, this lecture should be a very fast method for the attendees to learn the general history and political issues behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Anne Sa'adah is a professor of government and Joel Parker professor of law and political science at Dartmouth College. Her areas of expertise include European politics, politics in the Middle East, political development and democratization, democratic theory, and religion and political development. Professor Sa'adah is interested in when, why, and how human communities—political movements, universities, countries—come to organize themselves in ways that maximize both productive conflict and inclusiveness. She is particularly interested in what happens when societies face moments of deep and disorienting change, moments when democratic politics is a possibility, but sometimes only one possibility among others and in any case capable of taking a variety of forms (some more conflict-friendly and inclusionary than others): the revolutionary periods in England, America, and France, Reconstruction in the United States, and postwar and post-unification Germany. Her most recent book, Contemporary France: A Democratic Education, uses modern French politics to analyze the recurrent challenges that attend the political project of combining conflict and community. She earned a A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

For more information, contact:
Reem Chamseddine

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