Tuesday, December 10
Location: New York University, Kimmel Center, Room 808
60 Washington Square South
**Please bring a valid photo ID for entry.
May 2014 marks the 66th anniversary of al Nakba, or the Catastrophe. Israel's establishment resulted in, and required, the forcible displacement of Palestinians both within and outside of Palestine. Many fled their homes to neighboring Arab countries, including Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan where they settled in refugee camps. The Nakba and the resultant refugee population is central to the Israel-Palestinian conflict because it represents Israel's settler-colonial political vision as well as Palestinian claims not simply for land but for rehabilitation. The question of refugees is essential to the discussion of any just resolution.
Join Noura Erakat for an important discussion on the Palestinian refugee reality, the ongoing Nakba, and future roads to resolution. Also hear LEAP volunteers discuss meaningful ways to contribute to the Palestinian refugee camp community in Lebanon.
Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and writer. She is currently a Freedman Teaching Fellow at Temple University, Beasley School of Law and has taught International Human Rights Law and the Middle East at Georgetown University since Spring 2009. She is a Co-Editor of Jadaliyya.com. She is also a member of the Legal Support Network for the Badil Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights.
Her scholarly publications include: "Litigating the Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Politicization of U.S. Federal Courts" in the Berkeley Law Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, "BDS in the USA: 2001-2010," in the Middle East Report, and "New Imminence in the Time of Obama: The Impact of Targeted Killings on the Law of Self-Defense" forthcoming in the Arizona Law Review. She is the co-editor of the anthology Aborted State? The UN Initiative and New Palestinian Junctures.
This event is sponsored by NYU SJP and the LEAP Program.