Conference Programme

— Updated!  ( Monday 30th September 2013 )  pdf

DAY ONE       |    Saturday 5th October 2013
9.00-9.30 Registration and Refreshments
9.30-9.35 Opening remarks – Hassan Hakimian, London Middle East Institute
9.35-10.15 Keynote Address – Overcoming Oslo, Restoring Popular Sovereignty – Karma Nabulsi, University of Oxford

Session 1: Situating Palestine

Chair: Adam Hanieh, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

1. The Continuity of Colonial Control Mechanisms in Palestine – Laleh Khalili, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
2. Oslo and the Taming of National Liberation Struggles in the Arab World – Gilbert Achcar, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
3. Unsettling Exceptionalism: Bringing a Race, Class and Gender Perspective to Palestine – Nahla Abdo, Carleton University

11.45-12.00 Coffee, Tea and Refreshments

Session 2: Subjects of Self-Criticism

Chair: Samera Esmeir, University of California, Berkeley

1. The Roots of Oslo: Beyond an Ideological Critique – Adam Hanieh,
School of Oriental and African Studies, London
2. Unions and Popular Committees in the Aftermath of Oslo – Jamal Juma, Stop the Wall 
3. Histories of Self-Criticism within the Palestinian Liberation
Struggle – Abdel-Razzaq Takriti, University of Sheffield

13.30-14.15 Lunch

Session 3: Oslo and the Fragmentation of the Body Politic

Chair: Ala Al-Azzeh, Rice University

1.  The Palestinian Citizens in Israel After Oslo – Nimer Sultany, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
2. ‘After Oslo’: Palestinian Refugees and the Emergence of a ‘Political Society’ – Ruba Salih, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
3. The Oslo Generation on Exile Politics: Between Solidarity and Leadership – Nour Joudah, Institute for Palestine Studies
4. Oslo, the Two-State Solution and the Palestinians in Israel – Mazen Masri, City Law School, City University London

15.45-16.00 Coffee, Tea and Refreshments

Session 4: International Law, the Human Rights Turn, and the Struggle for Palestine

Chair: Nimer Sultany, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

1. The Relevance of International Law to the Palestinian Struggle – Richard Falk, University of California, Santa Barbara
2. Settler Colonialism and International Law in the 21st Century –
Darryl Li, Columbia University
3. By any means legal? – Ayça Çubukçu, London School of Economics
4. In the Land of the International: Palestine, Revolution and War  – Samera Esmeir, University of California, Berkeley

DAY TWO       |    Sunday 6th October 2013
9.30-10.00 Refreshments

Session 5: Social Reproduction Under Oslo

Chair: Nahla Abdo, Carleton University

1. Water as Political Tool to Encourage or Discourage Settlement –
Mark Zeitoun, University of East Anglia
2. Solidity and Fluidity in the Bubble: Housing Development,
State-building, and Cultural Reproduction in the Contemporary West
Bank – Kareem Rabie, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
3. Breaking the Popular, Securing the Local: Aid and Its Fragmentary
States – Lisa Bhungalia, Syracuse University
4. Power Networks: The charged politics of electrifycation in Palestine – Omar Jabary Salamanca, Ghent University

11.40-11.55 Coffee, Tea and Refreshments

Session 6: Oslo and the Consequences for Resistance

Chair: Omar Jabary Salamanca, Ghent University

1. International Investigative Commissions in Palestine, Before and
After Oslo – Lori Allen, University of Cambridge
2. Contextualizing Contemporary Palestinian Popular Resistance – Ala Al-Azzeh, Rice University
3. Palestine De-Osloized! – Haidar Eid, Al-Aqsa University

13.40-14.25 Lunch

Session 7: Integrating Critique and Moving Forward

Chair: Abdel-Razzaq Takriti, University of Sheffield

1. Organizing in Yarmouk Camp – Youssef Fakhreddine, Ajras Al-Awda, Yarmouk Camp, Syria
2. Co-opted Solidarity and the Challenge of Joint Struggle – Sara Kershnar, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
3. Don’t Mourn, Organise: Organisation, the Struggle Against Apartheid and the Palestinian Predicament – Steven Friedman, Rhodes University/University of Johannesburg
4. Rebuilding the Movement – Jamal Juma, Stop the Wall 

16.10-16.25 Coffee, Tea and Refreshments
16.25-18.00 Session 8: Roundtable