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Workshop: Can there be common ground in Palestine–Israel?

Oct. 28, 2016, 1:11 PM

Shaul Cohen of the University of Oregon
Shaul Cohen of the University of Oregon

Ethnocentrism and ecocentrism pose a sharp binary in the ways that people(s) relate to territory and identity. For Palestinians and Israelis this binary consists of a tension between a promised land and the promise of the land.

Join Shaul Cohen, associate professor of geography and co-director of the Peace Studies program at the University of Oregon, for a workshop, “Can There Be Common Ground? Environment, Identity and Community in Palestine–Israel,” on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. in Garland 101.

This workshop will explore the challenge of identifying and adhering to environmental priorities—indeed, it will ask if this is even possible—when nature is dwarfed by meta-narratives of political geography and the urgency of establishing national infrastructures.

This event is co-sponsored by Dores in Solidarity with Palestine, the EOS project, and the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program.

Please RSVP here.

Contact: Lisa Guenther, associate professor
Department of Philosophy

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