Wednesday, April 13, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10025
Please join us for a special evening with world-renowned Palestinian human rights defenders Raji Souraniand Shawan Jabarin, and Columbia University scholar Rashid Khalidi. Raji and Shawan will provide timely perspectives from the ground in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and discuss ongoing efforts to protect basic human rights. They will discuss current struggles for accountability for widespread violations, including before the International Criminal Court, and the future facing Palestinians. Rashid Khalidi will address the role of U.S. policy towards Israel and Palestine in exacerbating the critical situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The panel will be moderated by CCR Board Chair and Columbia Law School Professor Katherine Franke, and introductory remarks will be provided by CCR Executive Director Vince Warren.
Raji Sourani, Founder and Director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Gaza
Shawan Jabarin, Director, al-Haq in Ramallah
Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University
Moderated by Katherine Franke, CCR Board Chair, Columbia Law School Professor, and Center for Gender and Sexuality Law Director
Event co-sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia, FIDH, and others TBD.