Thursday, November 6, 2017
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Forum for Scholars and Publics
Duke's West Campus Quad
011 Old Chem
A light lunch will be served.
Fifty years since 1967, and the dissonance between official Israel and much of the rest of the world is stark. With the former celebrating the jubilee of "a united Jerusalem," other stakeholders are commemorating fifty years of the occupation of East Jerusalem. What is the state of play in Jerusalem? Is it undivided, occupied - or perhaps both? What is the current trajectory of the conflict in the city, and how does it interface with the broader geopolitical dynamics between Israelis and Palestinians?
Cosponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.
Cover Art: David Reeb.
A PART OF THE SPEAKER SERIES,
"50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures"
SEPTEMBER 28 - Joyce Dalsheim, "The Anthropologist and the Settler: Updates From the Field in Israel/Palestine"
OCTOBER 2 - Diana Allan, "Still Life: Experiences of Palestinian Exile"
OCTOBER 20 - Lisa Hajjar, "International Law and Fifty Years of Occupation"
OCTOBER 26 - Amahl Bishara, "Posting While Palestinian: Shifting Bounds for Expression in the West Bank and Israel"
NOVEMBER 9 - Helen Yanovsky, "Human Rights on Camera in the Palestinian West Bank"
NOVEMBER 16 - Daniel Seidemann, "Jerusalem Fifty Years On: United or Occupied?"
DECEMBER 5 - Lara Friedman, "Enabler or Peacemaker? U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"
Daniel (Danny) Seidemann has lived in Jerusalem since he made Aliyah in 1973. He has been a member of the Israeli Bar Association since 1987 and a partner in a firm specializing in commercial law. Since 1991, he has focused on the geopolitics of contemporary Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Along with his colleagues at Terrestrial Jerusalem, an NGO that he founded, Mr. Seidemann is frequently consulted by senior decision-makers and governmental bodies in Israel, Palestine, and in the international community on matters pertaining both to unfolding developments in Jerusalem and to broader issues relating to a permanent status agreement. He has participated in numerous Jerusalem-related projects, colloquia, and track-two deliberations and has led ongoing discussions on Jerusalem within the Arab world and with Christian faith communities and diaspora Jewish communities in North America and Europe. In 2010, Queen Elizabeth II awarded him the title of honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire in recognition for his work in Jerusalem.