Lecture: The Israel-Palestine Conflict
17 December 2020 , Utrecht

Lecture: The Israel-Palestine Conflict

On the 17th of December, we are organizing our online event on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Since the early 20th century there has een conflict about the Israeli and Palestinian territories, for which each side claims innocence while accusing the other of all responsibility. Both sides contribute to the conflict, but with varying degrees of agency over time.

During this evening we will put the earlier European origin of the conflict under the microscope. We will look at a multitude of factors that have or are currently contributing to the Iraeli-Palestinian conflict. The invited speakers will help reframe this prolonged conflict going on in the Middle-East to present other actors on a more global scale. Furthermore, we will dive deeper into the non-governmental work that is happening at present to protect human rights at stake in the conflict area. To conclude the evening, participants will get the chance to ask their questions during an interactive discussion.

For the first part of the evening we will welcome dr. Lorena De Vita, assistant professor at Utrecht University. She will focus on the international community’s role in the conflict, for this matter she will touch on the international relations o the 20th century and the regional developments in contemporary times. Our second speaker, Thomas van Gool, will present the work of PAX, a non-governmental peace organization based in Utrecht. Together with people in the conflict area and concerned citizens worldwide, PAX works to build just and peaceful societies across the globe, including in Israel and Palestine.

The event will be held on Zoom and starts at 19:30. We look forward to seeing you join us on the 17th of December!

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Event info

Datum17 December 2020