Events and activities

Israel Shahak: An Exceptional Universal Humanist, an Unwavering Critic of Jewish-Zionist Hypocrisy


In cooperation with Birzeit’s program of Israeli Studies, Dr. Nakhleh presented his latest book entitled Israel Shahak: An exceptional universal humanist, an unwavering critic of Jewish-Zionist hypocrisy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 11

Dependent Neo-Liberalism: Gulf Economic Power in the Mashriq


Dr. Hannes Baumann from King’s College examined how Gulf corporations are restructuring Arab economies around a nexus of finance and real estate. The lecture built on Adam Hanieh's work on Gulf capital to show how 'dependent neoliberalism’ was constructed in Lebanon and how this analysis can be extended to other countries in the Mashriq.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11

Palestine as a Non-Member State at the UN: The Importance and Consequences


Dr. Abdul Karim Bargouthi, Director of IALIIS, opened the lecture by referring to the interest of IALIIS in discussing issues that fall under the national and intellectual arena. He also emphasized the importance of constructive dialogue, respecting the minds of the public and seeking to provide information based on scientific basis.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11

The Post-War Makeover Fantasy: Neo-Liberalism, A Historicism, and the Political Economy of War to Peace Transitions


Professor Cramer began by explaining how there is a global discourse and organization change around the so called “liberal peace”. He also discussed that there are three sets of ideas combined with four rationales for international actors: liberal peace thesis, security development axis, and rediscovery of the state. Regarding aid, Professor Cramer discussed how aid in a post conflict society is more effective than any other aid. He also shed light on the political, economic and socio transitions of post war countries.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 11

Sabra and Shatila: One of the Israeli Strategies to End the Palestinian Camp


This lecture was held in memory of the thirtieth anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre and during this lecture Dr. Abdel-Jawad reviewed two documentaries on the heinous massacre that was carried out for three days (from Thursday September 16, 1982 until Saturday September 18).

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 11

Memory and Political Imagination: The French Resistance and Oral History


Professor Hazareesingh discussed the oral history of the French resistance in the 1940’s, he also shed light on how we use oral history in the case of the French resistance. Moreover, he referred to some of the literature that on the gathering and organizing of oral testimonies concerning the French resistance, from Henri Michel to H.R Kedward.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 11