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Colophon 1
5 December
16:00 - 17:00
NIAS
Conference Room
By invitation

Reconceptualizing the Encounter between Palestinians and Zionism

NIAS Seminar

Nadim Rouhana, Professor of International Affairs and Conflict Studies at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA, will talk about his attempts to develop a new conceptual understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by disentangling the various conflict paradigms.

This project aims to develop a new conceptual understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by disentangling the various conflict paradigms (e.g. settler-colonial, national, national-religious) that both parties have used to conceptualize their more than century-long conflict. It will examine: a) how Israeli, Palestinian, and international political paradigms have been applied in understanding and analyzing the conflict; b) how shifting and crisscrossing paradigms shaped Palestinian and Israeli political goals and strategies, contributed to a deadlock (both within each side and between the two sides), and impeded the advancement of a clear and bold rights-based project in which both Palestinians and Israelis are equally included; and c) the political implications of the paradigm shifts on the future of the Israeli-Palestinian relationship.

About NIAS Seminars

NIAS Seminars are aimed to stimulate scientific cross-pollination within the NIAS academic community. Attendance is by invitation only.