Hearing Palestine is a new and exciting initiative in collaboration with the Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS), Department of History, and the Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS).
The initiative aims to provide a space for Palestinians and those interested in the history and future of Palestine to share their experience and research related to Palestine and Palestine Studies in the academy. The initiative is designed to improve the university experience for students, staff, and faculty interested or engaged in the study of Palestine, and concerned about the freedom to critically teach and research amidst the spectre of anti-Palestinian racism.
The first webinar in the 'Hearing Palestine' series will be on March 4th, titled “Liberated Students in a Colonized Campus: Reflections on the Palestinian Experience at the University of Toronto".
About the speaker: Abdel Razzaq Takriti Abdel Razzaq Takriti is Associate Professor, Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Arab History, and Founding Director of the Arab-American Educational Foundation Center for Arab Studies at the University of Houston. During his undergraduate years at the University of Toronto (1999-2003), he was involved in a broad range of anti-racist, anti-colonial and social justice campaigns. He was the last president of the University of Toronto's Arab Students Association and was a founding member of its Arab Students Collective.
The Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS), Department of History, Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS)