SOAS University of London

Centre for Palestine Studies

Gaza: Strangulation and Resilience

Ghazi Sourani (Gaza), Jean-Pierre Filiu (Paris), Sara Roy (Boston)

Date: 31 October 2015Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 31 October 2015Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

Public event following the one-day conference on The Gaza Strip: History, Future and New Directions for Research

The Gaza Strip came under Israeli occupation 48 years ago, in 1967. It has been the target of several Israeli wars of increasing violence, the latest -- in the summer of 2014 -- being the most destructive of all. Three renowned experts on Gaza will assess the Strip's recent history and its present political, social and economic conditions, and discuss its future.

Ghazi Sourani (Gaza) is member of the Palestinian National Council, member of the board of trustees of Al-Aqsa University, and the author of numerous works in Arabic on Palestine and Gaza.

Jean-Pierre Filiu (Paris) is Professor at Sciences-Po and the Paris School of International Affairs, and the author of many books, including Gaza: a History (2014).

Sara Roy (Boston) is Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, and the author of several books on Gaza, including the seminal The Gaza Strip: The Political Economy of De-Development (1995) and, most recently, Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector (2011).

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