Friday, April 21, 2006

NY Event: Seeking Mandela: Peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians - Tuesday, April 25th

Seeking Mandela: Peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians

A talk by:
Heribert Adam and Kogila Moodley

Tuesday, April 25, 2006
2 to 4 p.m.

Room 6112 (Sociology Lounge)
Sixth Floor
The Graduate Center, CUNY
(365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th-35th St.)

This book reevaluates both the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the peace process. Using Nelson Mandela and the South African success story as a point of comparison, the authors examine the widely invoked notion of an analogy between the contemporary Israeli/Palestinian situation and that of apartheid South Africa. Their critical analysis yields a host of ideas concerning the future direction of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

Adam and Moodley have previously written extensively on South African politics, including the 1993 book The Negotiated Revolution: Society and Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Heribert Adam is prominent for his work on ethnonationalism and critical theory. Adam is professor emeritus of sociology at Simon Fraser University, and Moodley is Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Reception to Follow
Sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Sociology


Monday, April 17, 2006

NY Event: The Qana Massacre: Ten years later - Wednesday, April 19th, 2006


On April 18, 1996, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) shelled a United Nations Compound in Qana, Lebanon, killing over a hundred civilians and wounding hundreds more. Approximately 800 civilians had sought shelter in the compound from the shelling of their villages by the IDF. The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution denouncing the IDF attack as violating the rules of international humanitarian law, and stated that Israel was responsible for compensation. Ten years later the victims have not been compensated, and justice has not been done. The Center for Constitutional Rights recently brought a class action lawsuit against Moshe Ya'alon, former Head of Army Intelligence for the IDF, demanding accountability and seeking compensation for the victims.

Join us as we commemorate this solemn anniversary with filmed testimonials from survivors eyewitness accounts of the aftermath updates on efforts to bring those responsible to justice.


6:30 - 8:30 P.M.


221 EAST 27TH St. (between 2nd and 3rd Aves.)

#6 Train to 28th Street

Speakers include:

Vivian Stromberg, Executive Director, MADRE

Abdeen Jabara, CCR Cooperating Attorney and Board Member

Maria LaHood, CCR Attorney

The program will end with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lauren Melodia at or 212.614.6481