About the Programme
What are the promises and pitfalls of the notion of homeland, particularly in relation to the ongoing and recently inflamed Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Nadim Rouhana, NIAS Alumni and Professor of International Affairs and Conflict Studies (Tufts University) will speak about this in his keynote lecture closing the NIAS Conference on Studies of Belonging.
During his fellowship at NIAS, Rouhana worked on research project called
“Towards a Reconceptualization of the Encounter between Palestinians and Zionism: Disentangling Confounded Paradigms”. In this project, Rouhana aims to develop a new conceptual understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by disentangling different ways of understanding the conflict: settler-colonial, national, and national religious.
About the Speakers
Nadim Rouhana is NIAS Alumnus and Professor of International Affairs and Conflict Studies at Tufts University. Rouhana edited Israel and its Palestinian citizens: Ethnic privileges in the Jewish state (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and wrote ‘Decolonization as reconciliation: Rethinking the national conflict paradigm in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict’ (Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2018).
Jan Willem Duyvendak is Director of NIAS and Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include new social movements, the changing welfare state, and such themes as belonging and nativism.