Tag: Israel

The Art of Reframing Political Debates

William Gamson
"Thinking about Elephants: Toward a Dialogue with George Lakoff"
Tuesday November 7, 2006, 7pm, 121 Pyle Center (Vanderburg Auditorium), 702 Langdon
“A Workshop on Framing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”
Wednesday November 8, 2006 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Seminar for Students and Faculty
Thursday November 9, 8108 Social Sciences, 12:20pm

    William A. Gamson is a Professor of Sociology and co-directs the Media Research and Action Project (MRAP) at Boston College. He is the author of Talking Politics (1992) and TheStrategy of Social Protest (2nd edition, 1990) among other books and articles on political discourse, the mass-media and social movements. He is a past president of the American Sociological Association.

The Transformation of the Kibbutzim: Lessons for the Sustainability of Utopian Communities

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program
Uriel Leviatan
"Socioeconomic Inequality, Social Capital, and Wellbeing in Kibbutz Communities"
Tuesday, October 28, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"The Transformation of Kibbutzim in Israel: Process, Causes, and Outcomes"
Wednesday, October 29, 4 pm, 8417 Social Sciences Building
Public Seminar
Thursday, October 30, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Sciences Building

URIEL LEVIATAN (Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, University of Michigan) is a past director of the Institute for Social Research of the Kibbutz and Professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Haifa, Israel. He has been a member of Kibbutz Ein Hamifratz for many years where he held various central leadership positions, including the offices of General Secretary and Finance Manager. His current research interests focus on organizational behavior and functioning, kibbutzim, and social gerontology.  He is the author or co-author of dozens of articles and book chapters, as well as three books, including Crisis in the Israeli Kibbutz: Meeting the Challenge of Changing Times (Praeger, 1998).

Palestine: Past, Present and Future

Ilan Pappé
"The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, 1948-1967"
Tuesday, November 15, 7pm, 2650 Humanities
"Squaring the Circle: the Failure of the Middle East Peace Process"
Wednesday, November 16, 7pm, 2650 Humanities
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, November 17, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by GLOBAL STUDIES

ILAN PAPPÉ is a fellow of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. He is the director of the European Center for Palestine Studies and the co-director of the Exeter Center for Ethno-Political Studies. His recent books include: Gaza in Crisis (Haymarket, 2011), with Noam Chomsky; The Husaynis: The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty (California University Press, 2011); and The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel (Yale Univeristy Press, 2011). He is also the author of A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oneworld 2007). A native of Haifa, Professor Pappé obtained his BA degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1979 and the D. Phil from the University of Oxford in 1984. He founded and directed the Academic Institute for Peace in Givat Haviva, Israel between 1992 and 2000, and was the Chair of the Emil Tuma Institute for Palestine Studies in Haifa between 2000 and 2006. Professor Pappé was a senior lecturer in the department of Middle Eastern History and the Department of Political Science in Haifa University, Israel between 1984 and 2006.


The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine

Miko Peled
"The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine"
Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 pm, The Pyle Center, AT&T Lounge, 702 Langdon Street

Please join us to hear the story of Miko Peled's personal journey from his upbringing as the son and grandson of Israeli founders, with a strong belief in the Zionist ideal of a Jewish state, to his work today as an activist for peace who advocates transforming what he calls the Israeli  apartheid system into a secular democracy, where Israelis and Palestinians will live as equal citizens.

Co-sponsored by the Carol Chomsky Memorial Fund, American Jews for a Just Peace-Madison, the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Playgrounds for Palestine-Madison, Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, and Students for Justice in Palestine-UW Chapter.

For more information on Miko Peled and The General's Son, please visit http://mikopeled.com/

A book signing will follow the talk
The event is free and open to the public