Talk: Wendy Pearlman

Palestine Matters:
Three Intifadas and Lessons for Syria

Salt Galata

December 11, 2015 18.30

Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (2011) Wendy Pearlman’ın <i>Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement</i> (2011) kitabının kapak görseli
Book cover of Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (2011) by Wendy Pearlman

SALT Galata, Auditorium

What lessons can the Palestinian national movement offer to contemporary revolts in the Middle East in general, and Syria, specifically? This lecture examines three major uprisings in Palestinian history: the Great Revolt of 1936-39, the first Intifada beginning in 1987, and the second Intifada beginning in the year 2000. Comparing these cases to the ongoing Syrian rebellion, it draws conclusions about the factors shaping the course and success of grassroots struggles for freedom and dignity.

Wendy Pearlman is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. She holds a PhD. from Harvard University and is currently writing a book of oral histories about the Syrian revolt.

Organized by Hamisch | Syrian Cultural House in Istanbul and hosted by SALT Galata, the talk will be held in English with simultaneous translation to Arabic. Free admission.

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