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Nakba 75

Pluto's Voices of Palestine

Mon, 15 May 2023, 19:00 - 20:15 (GMT)


On the 75th anniversary of the Nakba, leading Palestinian lights will be reflecting on its impact historically and on the present moment.

On its 75th anniversary, we reflect on the Nakba, also known as the ‘Palestinian Catastrophe’. Our panel of leading Palestinian voices will look specifically at the continued significance of the event and the forces of violence which continually unearth it.

We will be joined by the following speakers:

Diana Allan is an associate professor of anthropology at McGill University and the co-founder of the Nakba Archive. Her publications include Refugees of the Revolution: Experiences of Palestinian Exile and Voices of the Nakba: A Living History of Palestine.

Ghada Karmi is the author of One State. Forced from her home during the Nakba, she later trained as a Doctor of Medicine at Bristol University. She established the first British-Palestinian medical charity in 1972 and was an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute for International Affairs. Her previous books include the best-selling memoir In Search of Fatima.

Mezna Qato is a historian of Palestine and Palestinians at the University of Cambridge. Her research and teaching interests centre on histories and theories of social, economic and political transformation amongst refugee and stateless communities, the politics and practice of archives, and global micro-histories of movements and collectivities in the Middle East.

Akram Salhab is a Palestinian organiser and PhD researcher at Queen Mary University of London.

Mahmoud Zeidan is a Palestinian refugee born in Ein el Helweih camp, Lebanon. He is a specialist in education and human rights and has developed extensive experience in protection and oral history. Mahmoud has co-founded with Diana Allan the Nakba Archive and Lens on Lebanon.

Dr. Ramzy Baroud (chair) is a syndicated columnist, the author of six books and the Editor of The Palestine Chronicle. Baroud has a Ph.D. in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter. His books include My Father was a Freedom Fighter and The Last Earth. His latest book, co-edited with Professor Ilan Pappé, is Our Vision for Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders and Intellectuals Speak Out. Baroud is currently a non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA).

Join us for this special event to hear their thoughts, analyses and stories.

This is an online event which will be streamed on YouTube. Click the link below to RSVP.

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