Conferences and debates
The Future of the Palestinian Question: 75 years after the Nakba
From October 06, 2023 until October 20, 2023See schedule.
UCM School of Philology (Moncloa Campus); UCM School of Political Science and Sociology (Somosaguas Campus) and Casa Árabe (evening round table and film screening). See schedule. Free entry after registering.
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In Spanish and English.
On October 19 and 20, two days of analysis and debate will be held
regarding the memory and history of the Palestinian question and Middle
East reorganization in recent years. The sessions will be taking place
at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Casa Árabe. Sign up now to
The year 1948 saw the partition of the British Mandate of Palestine, the declaration of Israel’s independence and the Palestinian catastrophe (nakba), which broke up the territory and dispersed the native population. Seventy-five years later, the Palestinian question remains a cornerstone of events in the Middle East. Permanent occupation, militarization, long-term refugees, structural violence and institutionalized discrimination make up a complex reality.
Over the course of a day and a half, with six round tables of presentations and debates, the international congress “The Future of the Palestinian Question. 75 years after the Nakba” will analyze different factors related with the memory and historical perspective of the Palestinian question, and the reconfiguration of the Middle East in recent years, with the participation of over 33 experts and scholars from universities in Spain, Israel, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
The opening conference will be given by Avi Shlaim, professor emeritus of International Relations at Oxford University, with the title “Reflections of an Arab-Jew on the Israel-Palestine Conflict.”
The last session, devoted to “Palestinian Art, Literature and Culture,” will be taking place at Casa Árabe and will end with a screening of the film “The Crayons of Askalan” by Laila Hoteit.
The conference is organized by the Complutense Research Group on the Maghreb and Middle East (GICMOM), with the cooperation of Casa Árabe, the Complutense Institute of International Studies (ICEI) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid’s Schools of Philology and Political Science and Sociology, under the coordination of Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio Alvariño, a co-director of GICMOM and professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at the UCM, and Isaías Barreñada, a co-director of GICMOM and professor of International Relations at the same university.
DATES, VENUES AND SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 19, 2023School of Philology (Moncloa Campus, UCM), Classroom 217
From 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 20, 2023
School of Political Science and Sociology (Somosaguas Campus, UCM), Third Floor Meeting Room
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Followed by film screening at 8:00 p.m.
As of September 21, Casa Árabe will be showing this exhibition at its Madrid and Cordoba headquarters, presenting the work of 15 contemporary Palestinian artists from Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem.
From September 21, 2023 until February 11, 2024 MADRID AND CORDOBA
In conjunction with the exhibition currently being held at Casa Árabe’s Madrid and Cordoba headquarters, “Tadafuq/Fluir: Palestinian artists in motion,” on Tuesday, October 24 Casa Árabe is presenting this publication featuring the work of the fifteen artists included in the show, in Madrid.
October 24, 2023 MADRID