- Organizer: American Studies Program in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
- Venue: NYU Silver Center, Jurow Hall & Silverstein Lounge
31 Washington Place, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Presented by the American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/America Institute at NYU, Urban Democracy Lab, Gallatin Human Rights Initiative, and Global South Center at Pratt Institute.
Human rights attorney and scholar Noura Erakat’s (Rutgers University, New Brunswick) Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019) offers a new approach to understanding the Palestinian struggle for freedom, told through the power and control of international law. Focusing on key junctures—from the Balfour Declaration in 1917 to present-day wars in Gaza—Erakat shows how the strategic deployment of law has shaped current conditions. In this lecture, Erakat discusses scholarship and the significance of her arguments in the current political landscape.
No registration required.
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