The Center for Asian Studies is pleased to collaborate with the Departments of English, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, and Political Science to bring Ali Abunimah to campus for a public lecture on "The Battle for Justice in Palestine" on Wednesday, October 7. The talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in Eaton Humanities 150.
Ali Abunimah is an internationally recognized Palestinian-American activist, journalist, and author. A graduate of Princeton and the University of Chicago, Mr. Abunimah is co-founder and director of The Electronic Intifada, an independent online news publication and resource for education and activism related to Palestine. Mr. Abunimah’s essays and reporting have been published in The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and Al Jazeera. He has been a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and PBS. Mr. Abunimah is the author of two books, One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse (Picador, 2007) and The Battle for Justice in Palestine (Haymarket Books, 2014).
As a leading expert on the Israel-Palestine conflict, Mr. Abunimah will shed light on the current situation in the Occupied territories and Israel. Important paradigms, such as the one-state and two-state solutions, will be discussed in detail as well as the basic principles that should be the guidelines for any peace process to succeed. He will also explain how the international Palestinian solidarity movement is organizing to advance justice and peace in this region despite increasing political pressures.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and books signed.