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Date
14/05/2016
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location
NUT Headquarters, Hamilton House
Mabledone Palace
London


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Nakba: then and now – Day-School Conference – Saturday 14th May 2016

Join us at London’s Mander Hall for a Day-School Conference on the Nakba: Then and Now.

Speakers include Prof. Nur Masalha, Awad Abdelfattah and Ahmed Masoud, with more to be announced and interactive workshop sessions held throughout the day.

Prof. Nur Masalha, a Palestinian historian currently based at SOAS University of London, will speak about the history and meaning of the Nakba. Masalha was formerly Professor of Religion and Politics and Director of the Centre for Religion and History, St Mary’s University, London. He is the author of many books on Palestine-Israel.

Dr. Aimee Shalan will chair the plenary session. Shalan is Director of Friends of Birzeit University and Co-Director of Pressure Cooker Arts. Previously, she was Director of Advocacy at Medical Aid for Palestinians and Head of Education at the Council for Arab British Understanding. She has a doctorate in the Politics of Palestinian Literature.

Awad Abdelfattah is the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Democratic Assembly, or Balad, who represent Palestinians with Israeli citizenship in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. Balad suffer ongoing political repression from the Israeli government.

Ahmed Masoud is an award-winning writer, director and academic. Born in Gaza, Masoud is now based in the UK, and has written a number of plays and books, including the novel Vanished – The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda.

Workshops will be held on the following subjects:

Education (with Kiri Tunks of the NUT), Media, BDS and Refugees.

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration for this event has now closed. However this event has not sold out, you will be able to buy tickets on the door.