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Historical resonances, domestic fractures, global consequences 

This talk will examine the global salience of the Palestine/Israel conflict and why it appears to occupy a unique position in the domestic and foreign policies of the West in general and the US in particular, as well as much of the rest of the world. It will look at the religious  dimension, the historic relations between Christians, Muslims and Jews, and the impact of recent history and the Holocaust in particular on the nature and course of the conflict. It will also position the current Gaza war along the emerging North/South/Great Power divide and address the normative debate over ‘Western hypocrisy’ and ‘a rules based order’. 

Dr. Khalidi is an Associate Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Geneva, and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Palestine Studies. He served as advisor to the Palestinian delegation at the Madrid/Washington peace talks and as senior advisor on security in the 1993 PLO-Israeli talks.

Organized by Departments of History, Asian Languages and Civilizations, Anthropology/Sociology. Sponsored by campus organizations Amherst College for Palestine, Amherst College Jews for Ceasefire Now, Amherst College Muslim Student Association, Amherst College MRC, as well as Office of the Dean of Student, Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, and Office of the President.

The talk is free, open to the public, and wheelchair-accessible. Food will be catered.

Contact Info

Jessie Berlingo
(413) 542-5841
Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail if you require contact info