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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Palestinian Politics After Arafat: A Failed National Movement?

Fri, October 10, 2008 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Texas Union Theater 2.228

In this talk, Dr. Ghanem attempts to understand the situation of the Palestinians and their national movement at the start of the twenty-first century. He will attempt to trace and analyze concrete aspects of the state of the Palestinian national movement in the post-Oslo era.

What happened during the past decade to the Palestinians in general, and to their national movement in particular, led to the internal and external failure. Externally, this failure was manifested in the disintegration of the regional and international status of the Palestinian national movement.

Concomitantly, the efforts to establish a Palestinian state and resolve the conflict reached a dead end because of the deep internal schism which had developed, and which is incompatible with national unity.

As'ad Ghanem is head of the Government and Political Philosophy Department in the School of Political Science at the University of Haifa. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Sponsored by: This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, and the Department of Government.

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