University Meetings with Dr. Ghada Karmi and Prof. Ilan Pappe on Nov 12 & 13

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ig-frontAcademics for Palestine has organised the below meetings on university campuses around Dublin this week with guest speakers Palestinian writer and academic Dr. Ghada Karmi and Israeli historian Prof. Ilan Pappé.

This series of college meetings on Wednesday and Thursday this week will examine the role of academics in the struggle for justice in Palestine.

This includes a public debate at Trinity College Dublin on the subject of the academic boycott. The meetings are detailed below.

The two key visiting speakers for the meetings are:

Prof. Ilan Pappé; the leading historian of the origins of the state of Israel, is the author of seminal works includingA History of Modern Palestine and The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. Born in Haifa, Israel, where he lectured for many years, he is now a professor at the University of Exeter, UK, and one of the leading Israeli advocates of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

Dr. Ghada Karmi, a fellow and lecturer at the Institute of Arab and Islamic studies at Exeter, is a doctor of medicine as well as a writer. She has authored many books, including a memoir, In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story, and Married to Another Man: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine

ig-ditWEDNESDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 1pm, Room 3-067/68, DIT Aungier Street

Lunchtime Meeting: The role of academics in the struggle for justice in Palestine

Speakers: Dr Ghada Karmi, Palestinian academic and writer and Prof Ilan Pappé, Israeli historian

Chair: Harry Browne, DIT




 

ig-tcdWEDNESDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 7.30pm, Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Public debate – “Should academics boycott Israel?

Speakers: Dr Ghada Karmi, Prof Ilan Pappé, British political theorist Prof Alan Johnson. At least one additional debater will be added to the programme.

Chair: Journalist Shona Murray of NewsTalk FM

The debate, hosted by the Irish School of Ecumenics at TCD and organised by Academics for Palestine (AfP), is open to the public and admission is free.




ig-dcu THURSDAY 13 NOVEMBER, 1pm, The Gallery, The Helix, Dublin City University DCU

Lunchtime Lecture: Gaza and the Struggle for Justice in Palestine

Speakers: Dr Ghada Karmi, Palestinian academic and writer and Prof Ilan Pappé, Israeli historian

Chair: Dr. Eileen O Connell, DCU

Organised by the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction IICRR, School of Law and Government, DCU in association with Academics for Palestine AfP




ig-ucdTHURSDAY 13 NOVEMBER, 6.30pm, Red Room, the New Student Centre, UCD, Belfield Campus (Clonskeagh Road entrance)

Evening Meeting: The role of academics in the struggle for justice in PALESTINE

Speakers: Prof Ilan Pappé, Israeli historian and Dr. Yasar Alashqar, TCD

Organised by Academics for Palestine and UCD Islamic Society

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