Tuesday, April 29
Location: Altschul Auditorium, International Affairs Building 417 (Enter on Amsterdam Ave, between W 116th St and W 118th St.)
* The event is free and open to the general public. Columbia University ID holders only need to show their IDs upon entrance to the event. Attendees without a Columbia University will need to RSVP here beforehand and bring their email confirmation and a photo ID.
Efforts to achieve a "two-state solution" have finally collapsed; the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. As Israel and its advocates lurch toward greater extremism, many ask where the struggle is headed. Ali Abunimah will be speaking on his new book The Battle for Justice in Palestine (Haymarket Books), which offers a clear analysis of this crossroads moment and looks forward with urgency down the path to a more hopeful future. Abunimah will be introduced by MESAAS professor Joseph Massad.
ALI ABUNIMAH is also the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse, and co-founder and director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada. Based in the United States, he has written hundreds of articles and been an active part of the movement for justice in Palestine for 20 years. He is the recipient of a 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS), the Columbia International Socialist Organization (ISO) and Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine (C-SJP).