A talk by Paola Caridi, Italian journalist
Moderated by Professor Brinkley Messick
Hamas; From Resistance to Government is a comprehensive history of the Palestinian Islamist movement and combines news analysis with interviews of residents of Gaza to paint an incisive and multi-layered portrait of this still largely clandestine organization. Caridi steers clear of sensationalist reporting of the 2006 elections that brought Hamas to power, and instead looks at the history of this war-torn region and analyzes the circumstances that led a secular people to elect a radical Islamist group and the larger effects that its had on the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Paola Caridi has been living in the Middle East and Jerusalem since 2001, as the MENA region reporter for the Italian news agency Lettera22.