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[Maynooth] Panel Discussion: Empire & Extra-Territorial Violence in Palestine (NUIM)

The Maynooth University Department of Geography together with the Social Justice Research Cluster presents:

“Empire and Extra-Territorial Violence in Palestine”

– A Panel and Discussion at Maynooth University 13th April 4.15pm, NIRSA Seminar Room, Iontas Building. This is a public event open to All both within and beyond the University. Wine, pizza and refreshments will be provided (including vegetarian and gluten-free options)

As a way for students to mark Israel’s continual War on Gaza and the upcoming US Presidential elections, we will have a panel and discussion comprising of academics, activists and authors, who, through their work and experience, will expose the spaces of colonial violence in Palestine.

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4:15 – 6:15pm.

Opening Address and short screening of Al Jazeera’s ‘Shujayea Massacre At Dawn’

Chaired session with special Guests including:

Prof Ronit Lentin – Israeli- Jewish Author and Activist, TCD Professor of Sociology

Ms Maisam Morr – Survivor of Gaza War, Female Activist, Student (Goldsmith University London) and Founder of Ambassadors for Change, Palestine

Dr John Reynolds – International Public Law Academic and Lawyer with experience working for Human Rights Groups in Palestine, Member of Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Standing Committee on Human Rights

Prof Gerry Kearns – Professor of Human Geography and Author of ‘Geopolitics and Empire’

List of paper presentations include:

‘Law’s Violence: Colonial Control and Exceptional Legalities in Palestine’
Dr John Reynolds, Law.

‘Israel’s war on the Palestinians: Banalization of occupation or routinization of settler colonialism?’
TCD Prof Ronit Lentin, Sociology

‘Life Under Occupation: From Experience to Activism’
Ms Maisam Morr, Gaza Resident.

‘Towards a Geopolitics of Solidarity?’
Prof Gerry Kearns, Geography.

Followed by Q&A and Discussion of upcoming presidential candidates likely foreign policy positions on Israel and Palestine

Drinks in the Roost to follow!

Queries to:
gisele.oconnell.2013@mumail.ie / gerry.kearns@nuim.ie

Organised by the Maynooth University Department of Geography together with the Social Justice Research Cluster