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“Our Vision for Liberation.” A talk with Ilan Pappé and Ramzy Baroud.

November 29, 20227:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In Spanish and English with simultaneous translation.

To mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Casa Árabe and the UNESCO Chair on Conflict Resolution at the University of Cordoba have organized this talk with Ilan Pappé and Ramzy Baroud, co-editors of the book Our Vision for Liberation: Engaged Palestinian Leaders & Intellectuals Speak Out.

“Liberation” is a term that was dropped from the official Palestinian lexicon simply because it was incompatible with the political discourse advocated by Washington, but it has resurfaced in the recent work co-edited by Ilan Pappé and Ramzy Baroud, because without including justice-based dimensions, there can be no peace. Now that the international community is witnessing the failure of the Oslo Accords, along with the “two-state solution” model, the paradigmatic vacuum has opened up space for the articulation of new possibilities.

This reality has also created the opportunity to introduce a new Palestinian discourse capable of addressing the current challenges and obstacles to Palestinian rights and freedom, while proposing various paths for moving forward. The book co-edited by Baroud and Pappé includes personal experiences of educators, community leaders, spiritual leaders, artists, historians, human rights activists and political prisoners.

At this meeting organized by Casa Árabe and the UNESCO Chair on Conflict Resolution at the University of Cordoba, Pappé and Baroud will be analyzing several layers within the current Palestinian discourse that have led to the current impasse: the pro-Israel American political discourse, the Israeli colonial discourse, the Arab discourse of supposed normalization and the obsolete discourse of the Palestinian factions. Presented by Manuel Torres, Director of the Unesco Chair on Conflict Resolution at the University of Cordoba. The event will be moderated by Karim Hauser, Casa Árabe’s International Relations Coordinator.

Ramzy Baroud is an American-Palestinian journalist, media consultant, author, internationally syndicated columnist, publisher of The Palestine Chronicle, former managing editor of Middle East Eye headquartered in London, former editor-in-chief of The Brunei Times and a former assistant editorial director at Al Jazeera Online. Baroud also served as head of Research and Studies at English. He has authored six books and contributed to many others; his latest volume, co-edited with Ilan Pappé, is Our Vision for Liberation: Engaged Palestina Leaders and Intellectuals Speak Out. His books have been translated into many languages, including French, Turkish, Arabic and Korean. Baroud holds a PhD in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter (2015).

Ilan Pappé is a professor of History and the director of the European Center for Palestine Studies and a professor at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. He founded and directed the Academic Institute for Peace in Givat Haviva, Israel, from 1992 to 2000 and was president of the Emil Tuma Institute for Palestine Studies in Haifa from 2000 to 2006. Pappé was also a senior lecturer with the Department of Middle Eastern History and the Department of Political Science at the University of Haifa from 1984 to 2006. He has authored books which include Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine (2006), The Modern Middle East (2005), A History of Modern Palestine: One land, two peoples (2003) and Great Britain and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (1988). He received his B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1979 and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1984.