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

UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees after its 60th Anniversary


The FMRU at the IALIIS hosted Lex Takkenberg - Chief, Ethics Office at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Takkenberg presented an overview of the UNRWA and Palestinian refugees after its 60th anniversary. During the course of his presentation, he pondered the most vital actions of the UNRWA during the six decades of its existence and its vital role in providing assistance to millions of Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 11

Are Palestinian Refugees Stateless? An International Law Perspective.


The FMRU at the IALIIS, Birzeit University, hosted a lecture by Professor John B. Quigley, President’s Club Professor of Law at the Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University.

In his lecture, Professor Quigley dealt with the concept of a Palestinian State from a historical perspective. At the core of his argument, Professor Quigley made the assertion that a Palestinian State has been in existence ever since the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and the takeover by the British Mandate in Palestine.

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11