SOAS University of London

Centre for Palestine Studies

CPS Annual Lecture 2021: The Apartheid Paradigm

Raef Zreik (Tel Aviv University)

Date: 5 March 2021Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 5 March 2021Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Webinar



Professor Zreik will offer an interpretation regarding the recent increase in the deployment of the Apartheid paradigm to describe the current reality in Palestine-Israel. He will reflect on its meaning and significance as well its potential to alter the political imagination that guides our perception of the political reality there.

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CPS Annual Lecture 2021: The Apartheid Paradigm

About the speaker

Professor Raef Zreik earned his LLB and LLM degree magna cum laude from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He practiced law for about ten years then he earned another LLM from Columbia Law School. In 2001 started his SJD studies at HLS and earned his degree at 2007. His dissertation deals with Kant's legal theory. Since 2010, he has been the academic co-director of the Minerva Center for the humanities at TAU, and an associate professor at Ono Academic College where he teaches jurisprudence, property law, law and culture.  He is senior researcher at Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem. His fields of interest include legal and political theory, citizenship and identity, legal interpretation. His recent publications include “The Ethics of the Intellectuals: Rereading Edward Said” in Philosophy and Social Criticism(2020); “Historical Justice: On First and Second Order Arguments for Justice” in Theoretical Inquiries in Law(2020); "Ronald Dworkin and Duncan Kennedy: Two Views on Interpretation" Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence  (2019), "Subject , Subjectivity and Subjugation" Comparative Literature and Culture  (2019), "Kant, time and Revolution" Graduate Faculty Journal of Philosophy, 39(1) 197-225(2018); "When Does the Settler Become Native" in Constellation, 2016. Professor Zreik also serves on the editorial board of few journals, including: Theory and Criticism (Hebrew), Maftiah –Lexical Review of Political Thought (Hebrew and English), Journal of Palestine Studies (Arabic), and Journal of Levantine Studies (English).


This webinar will take place online via Zoom. Click here to register

* The webinar will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those that are unable to participate via Zoom.

Chair: Dina Matar (SOAS)

Organiser: Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS

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