Zena Agha

Zena Agha is the US Policy Fellow of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. Zena’s experience centers around policy, diplomacy and journalism. She has previously worked at the Iraqi Embassy in Paris, the Palestinian delegation at UNESCO and the Economist. In addition to opinion pieces in The Independent, Zena’s media credits include El Pais, PRI’s the World, the BBC World Service and BBC Arabic. Zena was awarded the Kennedy Scholarship to study at Harvard University, completing her Master’s in Middle Eastern Studies. Her main research interests include modern Middle Eastern history, memory and narrative-production, and spatial practices.

Roundtable Politics

After Balfour: 100 Years of History and the Roads Not Taken

November 2, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the British statement that paved the way for the state of Israel. Were there any points during the past century when the Palestinians could have influenced the course of events for a different trajectory? Al-Shabaka’s historians and analysts identify six forks in the road where things might have gone differently, and draw lessons for the future.

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