Thursday, January 5, 2012
Israel/Palestine as a 21st Century "Lawfare" Laboratory
In early December, the Institute for Palestine Studies was privileged to host the third Mansour Armaly panel on Palestine at the annual conference of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) held in Washington, DC. This year's panel was entitled "The "Humanitarian" Present in Israel/Palestine: Forensic Architecture, Estrangement, and Lawfare." It addressed the intersection of conflict, space and law in the politics of humanitarianism and war:
"Israel/Palestine as a 21st Century Lawfare Laboratory"
Lisa Hajjar, professor, University of California, Santa Barbara.
"Forensic Architecture and the Politics of War Crime Investigation"
Eyal Weizman, professor, Goldsmiths College (UK)
"Spectres of Estrangement: the ‘ungovernable’ camp & the figure of the ‘irreconcilable’ refugee"
Nasser Abourahme, graduate student, Columbia University.
The presentations can be viewed on this video player (if you cannot view the player, click on the links above to view on YouTube).
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The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is the only institute in the world exclusively devoted to research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. IPS was established in Beirut in 1963 and also has offices in Washington D.C., an affiliate in Ramallah, and a small office in Paris.