ONLINE: MAA Jordan: Book Discussion “Our Vision for Liberation”

Sunday, February 13, 2022
11:00 a.m. Saturday, Mountain Time (MT)

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The McGill Alumni Association of Jordan invites you to join a thought-provoking conversation on the idea behind the soon-to-be-published book titled, Our Vision for Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders and Intellectuals Speak Out by Ramzy Baroud.

Based on the author’s articulation of the Palestinian position, the speakers will draw on their own personal experiences to illustrate Palestinian aspirations.

The discussion is hosted by Dr. Mona Taji, MA’94, PhD ’05 and the Q&A session will be moderated by Romana Rubeo (bios below).


Dr. Ramzy Baroud is a journalist and the Editor of The Palestine Chronicle. He is the author of six books. His forthcoming book, co-edited with Ilan Pappé, is Our Vision for Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders and Intellectuals Speak Out. Dr. Baroud is a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA).

Dr. Ghada Ageel is a visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta, and the editor of both Apartheid in Palestine: Hard Laws and Harder Experiences and Women’s Voices from Gaza series. A third-generation Palestinian refugee, Dr. Ageel holds a Ph.D. and MA in Middle East Politics from the University of Exeter/UK and a BA in Education from the Islamic University/Gaza. Her research interests focus on rights-based approaches to forced migration, Palestinian refugees in comparative perspective, oral history and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Samah Sabawi is a writer and scholar. She is a recipient of multiple awards including the prestigious 2020 Green Room Award for Best Writing. Her critically acclaimed theatre credits include Tales of a City by the Sea and THEM. Sabawi received a Ph.D. from Victoria University for her thesis Inheriting Exile, transgenerational trauma and the Palestinian Australian Identity.

Romana Rubeo is an Italian writer and the managing editor of The Palestine Chronicle. Her articles appeared in many online newspapers and academic journals. She holds a Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature, and specializes in audio-visual and journalism translation.


This online event is free but registration is required.

Event starting time is listed in Amman time. Please be sure to check your local time zone in order to log in on time.

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