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Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel

This international conference, organised by UEL’s Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) in collaboration with SOAS’s Centre for Palestine Studies (London Middle East Institute), the Runnymede Trust and the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights will explore the multiple, complex and inter-related ways that anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms are being constructed in relation to the question of Palestine/Israel.

The ‘Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel’ conference takes place on Monday 9 February 2015 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

The conference seeks to examine how the histories of Zionist settlement, anti-colonial and nation-building struggles and 20th century warfare in the Middle East region are being transformed in the current historical conjuncture.

Of particular importance in this context will be ideological and political alliances that have emerged locally, regionally and globally around notions such as the ‘New Antisemitism’, and ‘Islamophobia’ and how these relate to racialised discourses against Jews and Muslims.

Drawing on the expertise of scholars and activists from a variety of backgrounds, the aim of the conference will be to serve as a first step for building a transversal anti-racist political vision that will aim to destabilize some of the oppositional dichotomies which are currently hegemonic in discourses around Jews, Muslims and Middle East politics.

Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel
Date: Monday 9th February 2015
Time: 09.00–18.30
Place: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

To register use the following link: ajamrqpisoas.eventbrite.co.uk

Full price tickets – £20
Concessionary tickets (All students; Staff associated with sponsoring organisations) – £15

The conference programme can be downloaded from the CMRB website: www.uel.ac.uk/cmrb/events.htm

All queries to be directed to j.hakim@uel.ac.uk.

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