Left Behind: A Conversation About Israel-Palestine

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Location: Ansari Institute Lounge, Jenkins-Nanovic Room 1050 (View on map.nd.edu)

Join us for an enlightening discussion on the intricate complexities of the Israel-Palestine conflict in our event titled "Left Behind." Our guest speaker, Seham Kfafi, a dedicated human rights activist and Ph.D. student at the university, brings a wealth of experience in spreading awareness about activism, mental health, and the socio-economic implications of conflict, with particular focus on the religious dimensions inherent in the Israel-Palestine conflict

Kfafi's academic background delves into the nuanced interplay between stress, memory, and cognition, providing a unique lens through which to examine the socio-economic implications of conflict and its profound impact on individuals and communities

Facilitated by Mohamed Salah, a first-year Master of Global Affairs student and former Open Source Intelligence Journalist, the session aims to cultivate an inclusive dialogue where participants can explore various perspectives, share insights, and critically examine the complexities surrounding the Israel-Palestine conflict.

By engaging with the principles of Integral Human Development, this event seeks to foster a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of human rights, social justice, and sustainable development in the context of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. It encourages participants to consider how promoting dignity, equality, and solidarity can contribute to building resilient communities and fostering inclusive societies where all individuals, regardless of their background or identity, can thrive and contribute to the common good.

During the event, we will delve into the historical context, current challenges, and potential pathways towards peace and reconciliation in the region. Through interactive discussions and Q&A sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the conflict's root causes, humanitarian implications, and geopolitical dynamics.

A light lunch will be provided.

This is part of the Ansari Institute's long-standing Multifaith Integral Human Development Colloquium series that is led by Master of Global Affairs students within the Keough School of Global Affairs. This series is co-sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.