Events

Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Mary Nazzal-Batayneh joins an esteemed group of speakers and panelists at the 2015 Harvard Arab Weekend. The conference seeks, "to promote unity within Arab societies and bring in inspiring men and women who have worked towards achieving that end, and in doing so, simultaneously showcase the Arab people's ingenuity, commitment, and resilience." 

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In this talk, the Executive Director of Al-Shabaka Nadia Hijab describes the limits on the Palestinian struggle for justice due to the paralysis and fragmentation of the Palestinian national movement – despite certain achievements such as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, among others. She also addresses the dilemmas this prevailing disarray poses to Palestinian activists as well as the international solidarity communities. 

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Victor Kattan, a post-doctoral fellow at the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore, spoke about the course of the Middle East peace process over the last 25 years, and the implications that Palestine’s decision to join the International Criminal Court might have on that process by drawing on political biography, international law, and his own experiences of working in Jerusalem and in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Nidal Sliman and Phyllis Bennis discuss the role of international organizations in Palestine in the past, as well as their future role, in light of recent Palestinian efforts to obtain membership and recognition (in particular from the UN and the ICC). They discuss the viability of a peace settlement coming out of these organizations as well as logistical issues and administrative barriers within the organizations that may impede that progress.

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