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Thursday, November 8, 2007

USC Middle East Awareness Week

USC Middle East Awareness Week
-presented by Students for Justice in Palestine and Political Student Assembly-

Monday, November 12: Palestine 101 with Laurie Brand
12:00 noon: Taper Hall of Humanities 116
Laurie Brand is the Director of the School of International Relations at USC. Professor Brand specializes in the international relations of the Middle East, including the political economy of the region and inter-Arab relations.

Monday, November 12: Media and the Middle East with As'ad Abu Khalil
7:00 pm: Taper Hall of Humanities 201
As’ad Abu Khalil is a professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus and visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Historical Dictionary of Lebanon (1998) and Bin Laden, Islam, & America’s New “War on Terrorism” (2002). He maintains the “Angry Arab News Service” blog.

Tuesday, November 13: Effects of U.S. Intervention on Women’s and
Human Rights in Afghanistan with Sonali Kohlatkar (co-sponsored with Women’s Student Assembly)
6:00 pm: Taper Hall of Humanities 301
Sonali Kolhatkar is vice president of the Afghan Women’s Mission, a group that works in solidarity with Afghans to help improve health and educational facilities for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. She is also the host of “Uprising”, an hour of news and analysis on KPFK radio.
Thursday, November 15: It’s Not Either/Or: The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy in the Middle East with Norman Finkelstein
6:00 pm: Taper Hall of Humanities 101
Norman Finkelstein is an American political scientist and author, specializing in the Israel-Palestine conflict. His books include Beyond Chutzpah and Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict.
Saturday, November 17: Jerusalem to Los Angeles: The Poetry of Peace (Hip-Hop Concert)
7:00 pm: Bovard Auditorium
This event will feature DAM, the Palestinian hip hop stars from Jersulaem, and Omar Chakari & Ragtop. A night of hip hop and performance poetry. See for more information and tickets.
All Events Taking Place on USC Campus
Free Admission and Free Food for all events except Nov. 17 concert
KPFK 90.7 is the Media Sponsor For This Event

For more info: Contact Students for Justice in Palestine ; 323-733-2274

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