Centenary Lecture: Raja Shehadeh, writer and lawyer – 7pm, 9 March, SOAS

22nd Feb 2017

Centenary Lecture: Raja Shehadeh, writer and lawyer

7.00pm, Thursday 9 March 2017
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London

Russell Square WC1H 0XG

Admission Free – Registration Required

Does Israel fear peace? Reflections on the failures of international law and human rights, and on sources of hope.
It is almost 50 years since the Six-Day War. The end of those hostilities witnessed the Israeli occupation of former Palestinian territories in the West Bank and Gaza, and the displacement of 300,000 Palestinian citizens. After half a century of devastating regional conflicts a resolution to the situation appears no closer. Pioneering human rights lawyer Raja Shehadeh asks: What does Israel have to fear from a lasting peace? Join Raja to discover sources of hope for both Israel and Palestine’s futures. 

Raja Shehadeh is a writer and a lawyer who founded the pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq. Shehadeh is the author of several acclaimed books includingStrangers in the HouseOccupation DiariesLanguage of WarLanguage of Peace and Palestinian Walks which won the 2008 Orwell Prize. He lives in Ramallah, Palestine. His latest book, Where the Line is Drawn, Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine will be published in Spring 2017. (Read more)

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Organised by: SOAS University of London

Information: E centenary@soas.ac.uk