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MENA Monday Night at the Evanston Public Library. Israel’s Occupation @ 50: What are the Prospects for a Future Solution?

When: Monday, November 13, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Where: Community Meeting Room, First Floor, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free of charge and open to the public.

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Co-Sponsor: International Education Week

Category: Lectures & Meetings


In this talk, Israeli political scientist Neve Gordon will provide an overview of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, outlining how it has developed over the years and why he thinks a two-state solution is no longer feasible. He will then discuss what needs to be done in order to reach a just solution between Israelis and Palestinians.

Neve Gordon is Professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and Leverhulme Visiting Professor at SOAS, University of London. His research focuses on international law, human rights, the ethics of violence, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gordon is the author of Israel’s Occupation (University of California Press, 2008), co-author (with Nicola Perugini) of The Human Right to Dominate (Oxford University Press, 2015), and the editor of two books on human rights.

His articles have appeared in such academic journals as Democratization, Geopolitics, the International Journal of Human Rights, and Peace Review, and in such media outlets as the Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Guardian, the London Review of Books, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Washington Post.

This event is part of the MENA Monday Night series, a partnership between Northwestern's MENA Program and the Evanston Public Library aimed at expanding the public’s understanding of the MENA region and fostering a forum for questions and discussion. MENA Monday Night events are free of charge and open to the public.

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