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Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies and Program in Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
“Palestine: Settler Colonialism, Sovereignty and Apartheid”
Human rights attorney, scholar, and author Noura Erakat will give legal and historical perspectives on Palestine. Her discussion will various strategies — from invoking international legal frameworks to social movement organizing around boycott — that have been used to counter settler colonial politics. This event is part of a year-long ICM special series, “Settler Colonialism, Sovereignty and Apartheid.”
Discussant: Russell Rickford, Department of History, Cornell University
Moderator: Aziz Rana, Law School, Cornell University
Co-sponsored by the Clark Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa and Cornell Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CCJP)
Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, in the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Criminal Justice. Her research interests include human rights law, humanitarian law, national security law, refugee law, social justice, and critical race theory. Noura is a Co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya, an electronic magazine on the Middle East that combines scholarly expertise and local knowledge. She is the author of Justice for Some: Law and in the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019), winner of the 2019 Palestine Book Awards sponsored by the Middle East Monitor and winner of the Independent Publishers Book Award’s Bronze Medial in Current Events/Foreign Affairs. Stanford University Press released Justice for Some in paper in April 2020. She is currently a Non-Resident Visiting Fellow in the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative at the Religious Literacy Project at the Harvard Divinity School.