Approaches to Research on Palestine and the Palestinians

3rd Annual New Directions in Palestinian Studies (NDPS)
Brown University
March 4-5, 2016

Workshop Program (Click to Download)

Friday, March 4, 2016

08:15-8:30 a.m.                 Registration outside McKinney Conference Room

08:30-8:45 a.m.                 Welcoming Remarks – McKinney Conference Room

08:45-10:45 a.m.               Panel 1: State of the Field      

Discussant: Beshara Doumani, Professor of Modern Middle East History, Director of Middle East Studies, Brown University

10:45-11:00 a.m.               Break outside McKinney Conference Room

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.       Panel 2: Scholarship and Activism

Discussant: Keisha-Khan Perry, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University

1:00-1:15 p.m.                   Walk to Faculty Club

1:15-2:30 p.m.                   Lunch Talk – Haneen Zoabi, Member, Israeli Knesset, Tajamoe/Joint Arab List

2:30-2:45 p.m.                   Walk back to Watson Institute

2:45-4:45 p.m.                   Panel 3: Relationship between Palestine and Israel studies

Discussant: Sherene Seikaly, Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

4:45-5:00 p.m.                   Coffee Break Outside McKinney Conference Room

5:00-6:00 p.m.                   Open Discussion / Theme to be advised      

6:15 p.m.                               Leave for Doumani house by van or on foot

6:30 p.m.                               Dinner at Doumani house, 62 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, RI 


Saturday, March 5, 2016                  

8:15 a.m.                           Continental breakfast outside McKinney Conference Room

8:30-10:30 a.m.              Panel 4: Sovereignty/Governance     

Discussant: Qussay Al-Attabi, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Brown University

10:30-10:45 a.m.               Break outside McKinney Conference Room

10:45-12:45 p.m.               Panel 5: “Blind Spots/Sweet Spots”           

Discussant: Faiz Ahmed, Assistant Professor of History, Brown University 

12:45-2:15 p.m.                 Working lunch in McKinney Conference Room


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