'Critical pedagogy and contemporary non-violent resistance: reflections from Palestine', Rotterdam
Seminar jointly organized by colleagues at ISS, the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW) and Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Public seminar in Rotterdam featuring Omar Barghouti: Critical pedagogy and contemporary non-violent resistance: reflections from Palestine
Colleagues of Erasmus University Rotterdam at
ISS and RSM are jointly organizing this seminar at the Erasmus Sustainability Hub in Rotterdam. NOTE: The programme has been slightly changed as of 9 April 2015, due to the unavailability of one of the original panelists.
We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the
Leonhard-Woltjer Stichting, which made this event possible. About the seminar
This seminar will explore various dimensions of the Palestinian non-violent struggle for social justice, with reference to Paolo Freire's critical pedagogy of the oppressed. This social justice struggle is vividly illustrated by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which is part of a
global movement, including prominent scholars and cultural figures, such as Judith Butler, Desmond Tutu and Roger Waters.
Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian political and cultural analyst whose opinion columns have appeared in several publications. He is also a research fellow at the ISS, affiliated with the ISS
Responding to Barghouti's lecture will be:
Peter Knorringa, professor of the private sector and development at ISS and head of the ISS research group on Civic Innovation Farid Esack, professor and head of the department of religion studies, University of Johannesburg Jeff Handmaker, assistant professor / senior lecturer in law, human rights and development at ISS and senior researcher in the ISS research group on Governance, Globalisation and Social Justice
The event will be moderated by
Samer Abdelnour, assistant professor at the Rotterdam School of Management. Programme
17-17.30 Lecture by Barghouti
17.30-18 Responses from Knorringa, Esack and Handmaker
18-18.30 General discussion
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