Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational and Contemporary Debates – Author Meets Readers

Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational and Contemporary Debates – Author Meets Readers

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

Irene's Pub (885 Bank Street)

Contact Information

Cassie Smith, 613-520-2600 ext.2995,



About this Event

Host Organization: Carleton University - Faculty of Public Affairs

Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.

About the Book: “Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational and Contemporary Debates” critically assesses a series of complex and topical debates helping readers to make sense of the politics surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian relationship. Together, these essays from 24 scholars and activists advance different perspectives; in some cases they are complementary and in others they are oppositional.

“Social Justice and Israel/Palestine is a provocative work that addresses the full scope of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Written by noteworthy scholars and activists from multiple disciplines, this collection of essays is comprised of diverse and often sharply conflicting viewpoints, helping the reader understand the angst surrounding the quest for justice in Israel/Palestine in its full existential reality.” – David Ellenson, Brandeis University

“Teaching on the subject of Israel and Palestine is often fraught with difficulty and is usually a failed attempt to portray “both sides” without addressing any of the critiques that may come to light. This compendium, however, is a useful tool in critically examining the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to the question of Palestine, and the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians through its conversational format. In so doing, readers will be challenged and perhaps surprised at the points of commonality and of difference.” -Diana Buttu, Harvard University

About the Editors: Mira Sucharov is a professor of Political Science at Carleton University. Her research focuses on Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish politics, emotions and international relations, auto-ethnography, pedagogy, and reflections on the craft of being a scholar-blogger. The book was co-edited by Aaron J. Hahn Tapper.

About the Panel: Sucharov will be joined on stage by Jonathan Malino (Professor Emeritus, Guildford University: Philosophy, Ethics, Religion), Rabbi Deborah Zuker (Kehillat Beth Israel), and Yafa Jarrar (Palestinian-Canadian Human Rights Lawyer and BDS activist).

This event is part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival.