Palestinian Futures: Remembering the Nakba

Friday, November 13

Time: 12pm 

Location: Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia Law School, 410 W. 117th Street

A conversation on how collective memory is transmitted across three generations, and the role of narrative in social and political transformation with Dr. Eman Abu Hanna-Nahhas, Head of the Department of Education at Teacher's College in Haifa and Professor Marianne Hirsch, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Dr. Eman Abu Hanna-Nahhas is the Head of the Department of Education at the Teacher's College in Haifa. She wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on the subject of, "The transfer of the collective memory of the plight of the Palestinians inside and outside the country", and received her doctorate from the Faculty of Education at Tel Aviv University. She joined the board of Adalah-The Legal Center for Arab and Minority Rights, in 2014.

Professor Marianne Hirsch is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is immediate past president of the Modern Language Association of America. She was born in Romania, and educated at Brown University where she received her BA/MA and Ph.D. degrees. Hirsch's work combines feminist theory with memory studies, particularly the transmission of memories of violence across generations. Her most recent book The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust was published by Columbia University Press in 2012.

Moderated by Professor Katherine Franke, Isidor & Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law; Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School.

Free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies and Adalah-The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.