Current events in Israel and Gaza

There will be a variety of events across the Brown community addressing the current situation in Israel and Gaza.

In the coming weeks and months, there will be a variety of events across Brown to provide our community a chance to learn about and discuss current events in Israel and Gaza. 

October 19: The Center for Middle East Studies will host "Gaza: A Community Conversation," featuring four panelists from Brown University and moderated by Nadje Al-Ali, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies.

The Watson Institute will host the following events open to the Brown community:

October 25:
 "There Is No Solution, So Now What?" featuring Ian Lustick, author of "Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality."

November 1: "Does International Law Matter? The Israeli Occupation and Beyond" featuring Nathaniel Berman, author of "Passion and Ambivalence: Colonialism, Nationalism, and International Law."

November 8: "Current Events in Israel–Gaza: with Shaul Magid and Youval Evri" featuring Shaul Magid, author of "Meir Kahane: The Public Life and Political Thought of an American Jewish Radical" and Yuval Evri, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies on the Marash and Ocuin Chair in Ottoman, Mizrahi, and Sephardic Jewish Studies, Brandeis University.

November 15: "Competing Narratives in the Israel-Hamas War" featuring Ora Szekely, author of "The Politics of Militant Group Survival in the Middle East: Resources, Relationships, and Resistance."

November 20: "The Abuse of Historical Analogy in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" featuring Derek Penslar, who recently authored "Zionism: An Emotional State."

November 29: "The Time of Catastrophe in Jewish and Islamic Cultures" featuring Shahzad Bashir, author of  "A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures" and Nitzan Lebovic author of "Zionism and Melancholy."

December 5: "Community Conversations: The Hamas Attack and Israel's War in Gaza: Historical Context, Significance and Future Scenarios," featuring three panelists from Brown University and moderated by Nadje Al-Ali, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies.

December 6: Beshara Doumani & Amahl Bishara will host an informal discussion on the current events in Israel-GazaBeshara Doumani is the former director of the Center for Middle East Studies at Brown University and former president of Birzeit University. Doumani is also the author of "Family Life in the Ottoman Mediterranean: A Social History." Amahl Bishara is Associate Professor, Anthropology, Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora, Tufts University.