Fostering Justice & Peace in Israel/Palestine

israel-palestine-poster.jpgOn Thursday, March 21, 2024, join us for "Fostering Justice & Peace in Israel/Palestine: Palestinian & Jewish Perspectives on Current Realities & the Path Forward" featuring Omar Dajani, Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, and Mira Sucharov, Professor of Political Science, Carleton University.

Speakers are joining via Zoom with live Q&A and in-person conversation with University co-moderators, Julie Schumacher Cohen and Fr. Michael Azar in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall, University of Scranton campus (320 Madison Ave.). 

This panel brings together two Middle East experts, a Palestinian American legal scholar and a Canadian Jewish political scientist, who have spent the last two years intensively traveling to, and writing about, the region together. They will discuss the recent devastating events of Hamas' brutal attack on October 7th and Israel's destructive military offensive in Gaza and will examine broader and longstanding topics of Israel/Palestine history, possible just solutions, and how to have productive discourse and action across the differences that advances the values of human life, peace, equality, and freedom for Palestinians and Israelis. 

This lecture is hosted by The University of Scranton’s Political Science Department, Theology and Religious Studies Department, Peace and Justice Studies, Office of Community Relations, Ellacuria Initiative, and Political Dialogues Initiative. Special thanks to a Diversity Initiatives Grant through the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Speakers will be joining via Zoom with in-person audience and Zoom webinar available. To register, please click here.

About the Speakers

Omar Dajani is Professor of Law at the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. The son of a Palestinian refugee, he previously served as legal adviser to the Palestinian negotiating team in peace talks with Israel. 
Mira Sucharovis is Professor of Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. A former columnist at Haaretz, she is the author or co-editor of five books, most recently, Borders and Belonging: A Memoir.
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