The Politics of Life and Death (Post)/Decolonial Encounters in Palestine, Kashmir, and Tamil

Thursday, April 21
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Lecture Hall, Columbia Journalism School, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

The symposium engages intersecting imaginaries and histories that impact Palestinians, Kashmiris, and Tamils. Complex modes of power and history structure conquest, appropriation, and occupation across shifting colonial, (post)colonial, and decolonial moments. Peoples and landscapes are witness to monumental partitions, erasures, and Nakbas (catastrophes), producing states of exception organized through securitization, majoritarianism, and militarism. 

The symposium is concerned with issues of subjugation, minoritization, and racialization; and persistent efforts to articulate/silence truth and practice resistance, freedom, and self-determination. We draw on the efforts of native-local and allied intellectuals, activists, artists, and scholars of colonized peoples and geographies to decolonize knowledge and facilitate counter-memory. 

More information on the symposium is available here.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies and the Middle East Institute