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When: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Location:Irene's Pub (885 Bank Street)
Audience:Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty

Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.

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About the Book:

Social Justice and Israel/Palestine is a provocative work that addresses the full scope of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Written by noteworthy scholars and activists from multiple disciplines, this collection of essays is comprised of diverse and often sharply conflicting viewpoints, helping the reader understand the angst surrounding the quest for justice in Israel/Palestine in its full existential reality.” – David Ellenson, Brandeis University

“Teaching on the subject of Israel and Palestine is often fraught with difficulty and is usually a failed attempt to portray “both sides” without addressing any of the critiques that may come to light. This compendium, however, is a useful tool in critically examining the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to the question of Palestine, and the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians through its conversational format. In so doing, readers will be challenged and perhaps surprised at the points of commonality and of difference.” -Diana Buttu, Harvard University


About the Editors:

photo of Mira Sucharov

Mira Sucharov is a professor of Political Science at Carleton University. Her research focuses on Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish politics, emotions and international relations, auto-ethnography, pedagogy, and reflections on the craft of being a scholar-blogger. The book was co-edited by Aaron J. Hahn Tapper.

About the Panel: Sucharov will be joined on stage by Jonathan Malino (Professor Emeritus, Guildford University: Philosophy, Ethics, Religion), Rabbi Deborah Zuker (Kehillat Beth Israel), and Yafa Jarrar (Palestinian-Canadian Human Rights Lawyer and BDS activist).

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Should you require disability-related accommodations, please contact by Wednesday, November 6th. The event venue is accessible with a small ramp to enter.