The Harold Wolpe Lecture at the UKZN Centre for Civil Society presents Mustafa Barghouti, “Will Palestine be free?”
Date: Thursday 25 August, 5-7pm
Venue: Howard College Auditorium, UKZN
Barghouti is a medical doctor, trained in the former Soviet Union and Jerusalem, with a Stanford University management degree. He cofounded the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees; the Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute; and the Palestinian National Initiative. Repeatedly jailed and tortured by Israel, he promotes non-violent resistance against the occupation. He was the second leading candidate in the election for Palestinian Authority president after Yasser Arafat’s death, receiving 20% of the vote, and in 2007 served as Minister of Information. The Fatah (West Bank) and Hamas (Gaza) factions recently allied and next month the Palestinian Authority will propose formal statehood at the United Nations. In the context of the Arab Spring popular uprisings, Barghouti will address the regional and global power balance, and options for solidarity to advance genuine liberation.
(with support from the Afro-Middle East Centre, Rosa Luxemburg
Foundation and National Lottery)
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