UCSC Cowell College Presents
Conflict and Compassion Speaker Series: Perspectives on Israel/Palestine
Tuesday Evenings Fall 2014
6:00-7:45pm, Merrill Academy 102
Tuesday Oct 7: Christine King (Lecturer Kresge College). “Making Peace with Conflict”
Tuesday Oct 14: Dr. Jennifer Derr (History Department, UC Santa Cruz). The History of Palestine: From Colonialism to Occupation.
Tuesday Oct 21: Dr. Bruce Thompson (History and Jewish Studies, UCSC)- “The History of Zionism: From Hertzl to Ben-Gurion.
Tuesday Oct 28: Jean-Jacques Surbeck (Executive Director of Training and Education about the Middle East). Israel and the World, a Unique Lesson in Double Standards.
Tuesday Nov 4: Hatam Bazian (Near Eastern Studies and Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley). Palestine, Islamophobia and Global Dispossession
*Thursday Nov 13: Stephen Zunes (Politics and International Studies, University of San Francisco)- Israel, Palestine, and the United States: The Failure of Governments and the Hope from Civil Society
Tuesday Novr 18: Eran Kaplan (Chair Israel Studies, San Francisco State University). Changes in Israel society and the Peace Process.
Tuesday Nov 25: Lee Ross (Psychology, Stanford) and Byron Bland (Stanford Law School). Barriers for Peace.
Tuesday Dec 2: Aaron Hahn Tapper (Peace and Justice Studies, University of San Francisco) and Tom Pettigrew (Psychology, UC Santa Cruz). Contact, Intergroup dialogue and the Question of Normalization.