** Due to travel concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled **

Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race: Exploring Identity and Power in a Global Context
Book launch with co-authors Yasmeen Abu-Laban & Abigail Bakan

Hear from co-authors Yasmeen Abu-Laban (Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta) and Abigail B. Bakan (Professor, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto) to celebrate the publication of their new book, Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race: Exploring Identity and Power in a Global Context.

Commentators will include:

Baha Abu-Laban, C.M.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology
University of Alberta

Ghada Ageel
Department of Political Science
University of Alberta

Evelyn Hamdon
Advisor, Safe Disclosure & Human Rights
University of Alberta

Nisha Nath
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies
Athabasca University

Mojtaba Mahdavi
Department of Political Science and ECMC Chair in Islamic Studies
University of Alberta

Moderated by:

Paul Kellogg
Professor and Chair, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies
Athabasca University

From the book: “As the situation in Israel/Palestine seems to become ever more intractable and protracted, the need for new ways of looking at recent developments and their historical roots is more pressing than ever. Bearing this in mind, Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Abigail B. Bakan discuss the historic and contemporary dynamics in Israel/Palestine, and their international reverberations, from the unique vantage point of ‘race’, racialization, racism and anti-racism. They therefore offer close analysis of the ‘idea’ of Israel and the ‘absence’ of Palestine by examining the concepts of race and identity in the region, and how these ideas reverberate globally. Themes addressed include gender, Indigeneity, environment, surveillance, the BDS movement, apartheid and human rights.”

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