The Israel-Palestine Conflict: A Teach-In

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Everyone’s talking about the war in the Gaza Strip, but why did it happen now? Why does it raise such a high emotional response? What can we do about it? Come and hear experts in this teach-in and join the conversation. The event will be divided between three 10-minute presentations, followed by an hour of Q&A. Prof. Nitzan Lebovic will talk about the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; Prof. Sa’ed Atshan will talk about pacifism, peace, and justice in Palestine/Israel. Prof. Allison Mickel will talk about how looking at objects--from artifacts to infrastructure--can reveal even more about conditions of oppression and possibilities for peace Sa'ed Atshan, Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Anthropology, and the Chair of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore CollegeNitzan Lebovic, Professor of History and the Apter Chair of Holocaust Studies and Ethical Values, at Lehigh UniversityAllison Mickel, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Director of Global StudiesThis event is restricted to Lehigh University students, staff, and faculty. The event rules will follow the Lehigh Student Code of Conduct that requires all participants to keep mutual respect and intellectual honesty for each other.

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