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Storytelling & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Nathan Thrall presents A Day in the Life of Abed Salama

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, The Forum, 1870 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: 0

Contact: MENA  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Co-Sponsor: Medill Events - All

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


A semitrailer hits a schoolbus. A father cannot reach his injured child because he holds the wrong ID. Interwoven with a cast of Israeli and Palestinian characters, Nathan Thrall’s acclaimed new book offers a gripping human portrait of one of the most contested places on earth.

Join us to explore the power of stories to open necessary conversations. MENA Studies and Medill host author and analyst Nathan Thrall, in dialogue with Professor and New Yorker contributing writer Peter Slevin.

Named by The New Yorker as one of the Best Books of 2023 and by Financial Times as one of the best books to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“A penetrating, wide-ranging, heart-wrenching exploration … I know of no other writing on Israel and Palestine that reaches this depth of perception and understanding.”
—David Shulman, The New York Review of Books

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