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World renowned Palestinian academic to speak in Northfield Oct. 29
Submitted by allison schmitt on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:35pm
Award-winning scholar, author and activist Dr. Mazim Qumsiyeh brings his fresh perspective on the Israel-Palestine crisis to Northfield audiences on Oct. 29, 2012. Prof. Qumsiyeh speaks with a fresh perspective on the origin and progression of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with emphasis on a little-discussed aspect—Palestinian popular nonviolent resistance.
Qumsiyeh will make two public appearances, both on Oct. 29: 5-6 p.m., Leighton 304, Carleton College, Northfield, and 7-8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 West Third St., Northfield. The events are sponsored by Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel (NJP).
Qumsiyeh, a Bethlehem native, will speak on “Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” Qumsiyeh, who did graduate study in the United States, will explore the conflict’s relevance to Americans, and why its resolution based on human rights and international law is important to people worldwide. He has served on faculties at Duke and Yale universities and has published extensively in the fields of zoology, genetics, medicine and human rights.
Qumsiyeh teaches and conducts research at Bethlehem, Birzeit and Al-Quds universities in Palestine. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Tennessee as well as Duke and Yale universities. He has published several books, given hundreds of talks and interviews throughout the world and has published more than 200 letters to the editor and 100 op-ed pieces.
Qumsiyeh has been widely honored for his work. Arab World Books called him “one of the writers who have enriched our pages with their creative writings and enlightened us with their progressive thinking.”
Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel is an ecumenical group of community members who organize local events to educate and advocate for justice and peace in Palestine/Israel. Members of the committee are available to speak about their experiences in Palestine/Israel.
For more information about the events, contact NJP at firstname.lastname@example.org.