Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, the noted Palestinian leader, scholar, and activist will be speaking at Brown University this afternoon on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Accords. Dr. Ashrawi is one of the most eloquent and widely respected advocates for Palestinian rights and for a just solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. I highly recommend tuning in to watch her talk at 4:00PM EST.
The link for the live webcast can be found here, and I’ve pasted the press release for the event below.
Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestinian leader, legislator and activist, will visit Brown University Sept. 25 and 26, 2013, to deliver a lecture and take part in a panel discussion as part of the “Oslo is Dead; Long Live Oslo” series offered by the Program in Middles East Studies. The lecture and discussion are free and open to the public and will be streamed live online.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Palestinian leader, legislator, and activist Hanan Ashrawi will visit Brown University Sept. 25 and 26, 2013, to kick off a series of events organized by the Middle East Studies Initiative marking the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Principles on the White House lawn. All events in the series, “Oslo is Dead; Long Live Oslo,” are free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Ashrawi will deliver a lecture titled “Process Versus Peace,” which will examine how the process took over to displace peace as an objective. A participant and close observer, Ashrawi will present what she sees as the structural, procedural, and substantive flaws inherent in the “peace process” that has been the center of the U.S. policy in the Middle East following the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993. She will also suggest a framework that could lead to a resolution of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Ashrawi’s lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium. It is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Brown website.
On Thursday, Sept. 26, Ashrawi will take part in a panel discussion titled “After Oslo: Critical Conversations on Palestine/Israel,” which will bring together Brown faculty to talk about lessons learned from the Oslo experience. That event will take place at 4 p.m. at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Joukowsky Forum. It is free and open to the public and will be streamed live.
Both events are part of a larger year-long series, “Oslo is Dead; Long Live Oslo,” hosted by the Middle East Studies Initiative, that is organized around the 20th anniversary of the Oslo signing and seek to examine the peace process — what has changed on the ground since the signing and what the possible future of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict may be. The series will include another “Critical Conversation” panel in the spring and a major international conference “New Directions in Palestinian Studies.”
These public events will be supplemented by several courses on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, including a new seminar by Beshara Doumani, director of Middle East studies, on the history of Palestinians and the Arab-Israeli conflict, to be offered in the Spring 2014 semester.
“Ever since Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization signed the Declaration of Principles on the White House Lawn under the watchful gaze of President Clinton in 1993, the ‘Peace Process’ became a household phrase and the centerpiece of U.S. policy in the Middle East,” Douomani said. “The Oslo Accords, as it has become known, has led nowhere, and the lack of progress threatens to drive the region into another major cycle of violence and war. There is perhaps no better place than the University campus for a frank and informed discussion about what happened to the ‘Peace Process’ and where we are going.”
Information on these events can be found on the Middle East Studies website.
Doumani actually said this???:
“The Oslo Accords, as it has become known, has led nowhere, and the lack of progress threatens to drive the region into another major cycle of violence and war.”
Has he read the news lately??? The region is already in a major cycle of violence and war. The Syrian conflict alone has created more casualties AND refugees than all the Arab-Israeli wars combined. The first step for Doumani is to admit the obvious, that even the most traumatic event in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the second intifada, would be considered a period of relative calm in Iraq or Syria.
If there was a “like” button on AIG’s comment, I would click it.
Plenty of violence and war to go around.
Here’s my Hanan Ashrawi immitation:
“The Palestinian people have experianced untold humiliation, oppression, subjugation, occupation and anything else that ends in a T-I-O-N.”
Thanks to “Zionist of the Year”, Presidente Bashar Assad, he has single-handed exposed the Arab-Israeli Myth.
You can’t put a price on that.
With the Islamization of every thing (add that -TION to the list) the leftish christian lady
herself is in trouble. She has no political base at all and She is more at home in
the USA than in Gaza and Halil.
I like Dr. Ashrawi and I think the Palestinians would be in a much better shape today if she were a leader that they could identify with and support. Rani is spot on though. Unfortunately, she represents a very small minority. Brown would have been better served if you would have brought someone from Fatah with a nom de guerre (Abu whatever) or someone from Hamas. At least you would get a Palestinian view that has wide support among the population and is representative.
AIG, I’ll be sure to pass along your sentiments to her when I see her later today. Who shall I say is a fan of hers…?
AIG has already volunteered. Just generalize and say “the Israelis” are big fans of Hanan Ashwari, and they would like to learn how to bash Israel as frequently as she does. Ask her if she would like to teach at Ben Gurion University in Occupied Palestine. You won’t forget?
Joking aside, you can say that all Israelis who are sincere about finding a solution and understand the many challenges Ashrawi faces in her own society are her “fans”.
The panel discussion will begin at 4:00pm and will include folks like Omer Bartov and Sa’ed Atshan.
Read more here: http://www.middleeastbrown.org/
And watch the live-cast here: http://mediacapture.brown.edu:8080/ess/echo/presentation/b7e41534-b979-4c74-bdb0-adc0caf38483
Also: Ariella Azoulay
Danny Danon: “Israel should annul the Oslo accords”
Ms Azoulay and Mr Ophir are even less relevant to the opinions, moods and
world view of Israel and Israelies than Ms Ashrawi is to the Palestinian
political system and/or Palestinian public opinion. They represent any thing
Israli about as much as, let us say, Louis Farrkhan represent any thing American.
Thinking about it, probably less. Bringing them to such discussion is wrong in any
way possible both if one wants to learn unsellected facts or any kind of
representative opinion. Inviting Angry Arab Abu Kahlil to such celebration would
be much more inresting and relevant than bringing these two. Befor being marked as
what I am not, I am for the Oslo accord and I believe that leaving Gaza strip
was a great patriotic act.
Wow, the same crowd cheering for the moderate opposition in Syria, which is completely irrelevant, are disowning moderate Palestinian leaders for being irrelevant?
The Key Word: “Irrelevant”
And all this time I thought is was something with a -TION ending.
Obama needs to squeeze Iran. Will he do it? Only AIG knows for sure…
“Syria Rebels Kill Jamaa Jamaa, Top Intelligence Officer “….
Yes may he rest in HELL!!!