ISRAELI born historian Ilan Pappé whose landmark publication The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine documented the planned removal of 700,000 Palestinians from their lands in 1948, will be speaking at the University of Wollongong on Monday.
Professor Pappé appeared on ABC-TV’s Q&A as a panellist last night and tomorrow he will be giving the National Press Club address while on Saturday he will deliver the eighth Edward Said Memorial Lecture in Adelaide. And on Sunday September Professor Pappé will be presenting at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House.
In his lecture at UOW, entitled ‘The history of the collaborative struggle in Palestine’, Professor Pappé offering a narrative of joint action led by Palestinians and Jews challenging the supremacy of separatism.
The public lecture is being held as part of the international conference ‘Collaborative Struggle’, an initiative of the Institute for Social Transformation Research at University of Wollongong. Attendance to the public lecture and the conference is free and all are welcome.
Professor Pappé is a long-standing social activist in Israel-Palestine. He has challenged the accepted history of Israel’s formation and offered a critical understanding of the origins of the state of Israel as it emerged from the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
He currently is the Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies at Exeter University, UK.
Time and date for public lecture: 5.30pm on Monday. Where: Lecture Room 4, Communications Centre (Bldg 20), University of Wollongong.
For further information contact Dr Marcelo Svirsky from UOW on 0437 890 005 or visit the conference webpage.