This panel addressed these questions by examining factors such as the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, transnational Palestinian solidarity, university politics, the firing of academics, publishing, education, academic freedom, pro-Israeli groups and individuals, state power, and Zionism. We aimed to open up a wide-ranging discussion of how the ‘integral politics’ of Palestinian history are playing out amid contested forms of hegemony in the present, while considering how those in Middle East Studies can best intervene.
Chair: Teodora Todorova (Teaching Fellow in Sociology, University of Warwick / Chair, BRISMES Committee on Outreach and Pedagogy)
Discussant: Yara Hawari (Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network)
- Nicola Pratt (Professor, International Politics of the Middle East, University of Warwick / BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom)
- Tamara Ben-Halim (Co-Director and Founder of MAKAN)
- Giovanni Fassina, (Programme Director, European Legal Support Centre - ELSC)
- Martin Konečný (Director, European Middle East Project - EuMEP)
- John Chalcraft (Professor of Middle East History and Politics, London School of Economics / BRISMES Secretary / Director of BRISMES Campaigns).
This event was held online on 4 May 2022.