BRIGHTON – PALESTINE CONNECT
POLITICAL CHANGE IN PALESTINE
Thursday 26 November 2020
6.30pm UK / 8.30pm Palestine
Our online meetings in the Brighton-Palestine Connect series provide the opportunity to connect with and hear from people in Palestine directly.
In this third meeting, we have another impressive line-up of guests. They will join us from the West Bank and from the UK, to brief us on current political issues and developments within the Palestinian body politic and civil society, and to share with us their assessment of the way forward for Palestinians and for the international solidarity movement.
Diana Buttu is a Ramallah-based lawyer, political analyst and Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka, the Palestine Policy Network. Diana Buttu is a former advisor to Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
Mudar Kassis is Director of the Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights. His research interests include democratisation, decolonisation, the concept of dignity, the everyday, human rights education, research ethics, measuring the state of democracy, political corruption, and populism.
Bashir Abu-Manneh is Reader in Postcolonial Literature at the University of Kent. He is author of The Palestinian Novel: From 1948 to the Present (2016) and has edited a collection of articles about Edward Said as theorist and public intellectual entitled After Said (2018). He is also a regular contributor to Jacobin magazine.
There will be opportunities for participants to join in the discussion and/or ask questions. Questions for the panel can be sent in advance to: firstname.lastname@example.org