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March 2020

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Celebrating Recent Work by Rashid Khalidi

Celebrating Recent Work by Rashid Khalidi

March 04, 2020
6:15 PM

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Kellogg Center, IAB Room 1501

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The New Books in Arts and Sciences Series Presents:

Celebrating New Work by Rashid Khalidi

March 4, 2020, 6:15 PM

The Kellogg Center, IAB Room 1501

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017

A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history

In 1899, Yusuf Diya al-Khalidi, mayor of Jerusalem, alarmed by the Zionist call to create a Jewish national home in Palestine, wrote a letter aimed at Theodore Herzl: the country had an indigenous people who would not easily accept their own displacement. He warned of the perils ahead, ending his note, “in the name of God, let Palestine be left alone.” Thus Rashid Khalidi, al-Khalidi’s great-great-nephew, begins this sweeping history, the first general account of the conflict told from an explicitly Palestinian perspective.

Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival materials and the reports of generations of family members—mayors, judges, scholars, diplomats, and journalists—The Hundred Years' War on Palestine upends accepted interpretations of the conflict, which tend, at best, to describe a tragic clash between two peoples with claims to the same territory. Instead, Khalidi traces a hundred years of colonial war on the Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and then Israel, but backed by Britain and the United States, the great powers of the age. He highlights the key episodes in this colonial campaign, from the 1917 Balfour Declaration to the destruction of Palestine in 1948, from Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon to the endless and futile peace process.

Original, authoritative, and important, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine is not a chronicle of victimization, nor does it whitewash the mistakes of Palestinian leaders or deny the emergence of national movements on both sides. In reevaluating the forces arrayed against the Palestinians, it offers an illuminating new view of a conflict that continues to this day.


About the Author:

Rashid Khalidi received his BA from Yale in 1970, and his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1974. He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and was President of the Middle East Studies Association, and an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993. He is author of: Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (2013); Sowing Crisis: American Dominance and the Cold War in the Middle East (2009);The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood (2006); Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East (2004); Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness (1996); Under Siege: PLO Decision-Making During the 1982 War (1986); British Policy Towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914 (1980); and co-editor ofPalestine and the Gulf (1982) and The Origins of Arab Nationalism (1991).

About the Speakers:

Manan Ahmed, Associate Professor, is a historian of South Asia and the littoral western Indian Ocean world from 1000-1800 CE. His areas of specialization include intellectual history in South and Southeast Asia; critical philosophy of history, colonial and anti-colonial thought. He is interested in how modern and pre-modern historical narratives create understandings of places, communities, and intellectual genealogies for their readers.

Gil Hochberg is Ransford Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, and Middle East Studies at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the intersections among psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory, nationalism, gender and sexuality. She has published essays on a wide range of issues including: Francophone North African literature, Palestinian literature, the modern Levant, gender and nationalism, cultural memory and immigration, memory and gender, Hebrew Literature, Israeli and Palestinian Cinema, Mediterraneanism, Trauma and Narrative. 

Rosie Bsheer is a historian of the modern Middle East. Her teaching and research interests center on Arab intellectual and social movements, petro-capitalism and state formation, and the production of historical knowledge and commemorative spaces. She is currently finishing up a book manuscript, provisionally entitled, Archive Wars: Spectacle, Speculation, and the Politics of History in Saudi Arabia (under contract with Stanford University Press). She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on oil and empire, social and intellectual movements, petro-modernity, political economy, historiography, and the making of the modern Middle East. She is Associate Producer of the 2007 Oscar-nominated film My Country, My Country, Co-Editor of Jadaliyya E-zine, and Associate Editor of Tadween Publishing.

About the Chair:

Nadia Abu El-Haj is Professor in the Departments of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University, and Co-Director of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia. The recipient of numerous awards, including from the Social Science Research Council, the Wenner Gren Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Harvard Academy for Area and International Studies, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, she is the author of numerous journal articles published on topics ranging from the history of archaeology in Palestine to the question of race and genomics today.


Sponsored by: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, The Office of the Divisional Dean of Social Science, The Center for Palestine Studies, and the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

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PER Mini Course – Sanjeev Goyal, Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge

PER Mini Course – Sanjeev Goyal, Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge

March 06, 2020

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Jonny Bunning (University of Chicago) at the Workshop on 20th Century Politics and Society

Jonny Bunning (University of Chicago) at the Workshop on 20th Century Politics and Society

March 12, 2020
4:20-6:00

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Lindsay Rogers Room, 707 IAB

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Jonny Bunning (University of Chicago, Society of Fellows) will join the workshop on March 12, 2020 to present "Redoing the Demos: The Birth of Gary Becker and the Anti-Malthusian Origins of Human Capital at Chicago, 1950-1965."

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POSTPONED - Department of Anthropology Fourth Annual Ruth Benedict Lectures: The Viable and the Bearable

POSTPONED - Department of Anthropology Fourth Annual Ruth Benedict Lectures: The Viable and the Bearable

March 23, 2020
4:10 PM

Location: 

Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

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Due to Columbia's COVID-19 response, this event has been postponed until further notice.

4:10 PM
 
 
POSTPONED - Department of Anthropology Fourth Annual Ruth Benedict Lectures: The Management of Colonial Inheritances

POSTPONED - Department of Anthropology Fourth Annual Ruth Benedict Lectures: The Management of Colonial Inheritances

March 25, 2020
4:10 PM

Location: 

Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Event Type: 

Due to Columbia's COVID-19 response, this event has been postponed until further notice.

4:10 PM
 
CANCELED - Just Societies Speaker Series: Bruce Western

CANCELED - Just Societies Speaker Series: Bruce Western

March 26, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

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The East Gallery, Maison Française, 515 West 116th Street Buell Hall New York, New York 10027

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Due to Columbia University coronaviris response policies, this event has been canceled.

The Division of Social Science is proud to present the Just Societies Speaker Series, one of the signature initiatives of Dean Fredrick Harris.

These lectures spotlight the research of outstanding scholars working on a range of important issues, including mass incarceration, marginalized communities and the legal system, and the social impacts of climate change.

All events are free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to RSVP to reserve seats.

We hope to see you this semester!

Bruce Western
Bryce Professor of Sociology and Social Justice
Columbia University
Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison
March 26, 2020, 4:00pm-5:30pm
The East Gallery, Maison Française

Speaker: 

Bruce Western

Bryce Professor of Sociology and Social Justice
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
 
POSTPONED - Fourth Annual Ruth Benedict Lectures: Sub-viving

POSTPONED - Fourth Annual Ruth Benedict Lectures: Sub-viving

March 27, 2020
4:10

Location: 

Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

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Due to Columbia's COVID-19 response, this event has been postponed until further notice.

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