20 May | London | PSC Right of Return Conference
PSC Right of Return Conference
Sat 20 May | 09:00-16:00
16 Chenies St
Organised by: PSC »
This year we are marking 70 years since the Nakba; 70 years of ethnic cleansing leading to the apartheid reality of today. Disparate Palestinian communities experience Israel’s imposition of unjust structures of power: whether living under siege in Gaza, living under direct military occupation in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, living as citizens of Israel denied full equality under the law or expelled in 1948 and 1967 and denied the right of return.
The PSC Right of Return conference – @70: Palestinian Refugees and the Right of Return – aims to provide the tools and education necessary for activists in the UK to continue to campaign for the right of return of Palestinian refugees, as enshrined in International law. Thus the conference will include sessions on international law, and the historical background of the displacement of now over 5 Million Palestinians. Further session will hear of the experience of the refugees and the various discourses encompassing the right of return.
Session 1: The Nakba, Refugees and International Law
Ardi Imseis – Lawyer, author and academic focusing on the UN and Palestine. Former advisor to UNWRA on Palestinian refugees.
Hazem Jamjoum – Doctoral candidate in Modern Middle East History at New York University and policy member of al-Shabaka.
Session 2: Palestinian Refugees: displacement, dislocation and dispersal
Dr Ruba Salih – Palestinian Social Anthropologist and reader at SOAS University. Specialist in ethnographic research on Palestinian refugees.
Rania Madi – United Nations Legal Advocacy Representative of Badil, the Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights.
Session 3: Palestinian Discourses of Return
Amjad Iraqi – Palestianin citizen of Israel, currently a Master student, author and journalist (for +972 notably), and Policy Member of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network.
Sarona Bedwan – Palestinian- American Masters student and Communications Officer at Makan.
Mohamad Fahed – Grew up in a refugee camp in Lebanon, and completed his MSC at UCL University, after completing his Sixth form at Eton college.
Session 4: Realising the Right of Return
Dr Ghada Karmi – Leading Palestinian activist, academic and writer.
Eitan Bronstein – Co-founder of De-Colonizer and founder of Zochrot.
Tareq Baconi – Author and journalist, Analyst at Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network.
Full price: £12.00 each
Concessions: Unwaged and PSC members: £8.00 each
Tickets can be purchased by completing the form below or by calling 020 7700 6192. There is a maximum of 4 tickets per booking.
This is event is part of @70: A Celebration of Contemporary Palestinian Culture – you can find more information here.