Webcast: The Palestine Center 2009 Annual Conference presents “The Erasure of Palestine” featuring UW Professor Jennifer Loewenstein

The Palestine Center 2009 Annual Conference “The Erasure of Palestine” will be broadcast live for audiences to stream via the internet directly to your computer. This event will feature University of Wisconsin Professor Jennifer Loewenstein remarking on “Gaza and Israel’s Long-term Objective” at 9:30 Eastern Standard Time.

Watch it online live here during the conference.

2009 Conference Agenda
9:00-9:10 Welcome Remarks by Dr. Subhi Ali, Chairman, The Jerusalem Fund Board of Directors

9:10- 9:30 Introduction and Rationale by Dr. Naseer Aruri, Conference Program Chair

9:30-10:45 Panel I: Erasure Before and After 1967,

Chair: Ms. Nadia Hijab, Senior Fellow, Institute for Palestine Studies

A. Gaza and Israel’s Long-term Objective
Ms. Jennifer Loewenstein, Faculty Associate of Middle East Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B. The Erasure of the Palestinian State Project
Dr. Leila Farsakh, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Ms. Phyllis Bennis, Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies

10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Panel II: Shrinking Space and Colonization
Chair: Dr. Eid Mustafa, Treasurer, The Jerusalem Fund Board of Directors

A. Bantustanization: The Wall, Settlements and Colonization
Dr. Laurie King, Adjunct Professor of Popular Culture, Georgetown University

B. Greater Jerusalem: What Is It?
Mr. Will Youmans, New Media Consultant, The Jerusalem Fund

12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Panel III: National Fragmentation and Cohesion
Chair: Dr. Halim Barakat, Scholar of Sociology and Novelist

A. Identity Card: Darwish and National Assertion-Presence in the Shadow of Erasure
Dr. Elliott Colla, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

B. Palestinian Existence (wujud): Grassroots Activism and Solidarity
Mr. Ali Abunimah, Author and Journalist

3:00-4:15 Final Remarks: The Role of the International Community in the Erasure
Chair: Ms. Phyllis Bennis, Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies

A. The Role of the United Nations and International Law
Ms. Susan Akram,Clinical Professor of Law, Boston University

B. United States Policy and Palestine: Oslo, the Intifada and Erasure
Dr. Naseer Aruri, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

4:15-5:00 Discussion

For more information regarding this event, visit: http://www.palestinecenterblog.org/2009/11/annual-conference-erasure-of-palestine.html