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RESCHEDULED: Jessica Montell, “Politics Aside: Promoting human rights and accountability in Israel-Palestine”

Jessica Montell returns to Duke in this event in our 2015 Israel/Palestine speaker series. Ms. Montell served 13 years as Executive Director of BTselem: the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. She is now a visiting research fellow at the Hebrew University, Faculty of Law. Prior to joining B’Tselem, Ms. Montell worked at various Israeli social justice organizations, including the Israel Women’s Network, Shatil and HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual. She has also served as a consultant to the US-based Lawyers Committee for Human (now Human Rights First). In 2011, Ms. Montell was selected by Ha’aretz as one of “the year’s 10 most influential Anglo immigrants.” Ms. Montell has a Masters degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She writes regularly in the Jerusalem Post and opendemocracy.net and is a frequent speaker and commentator on human rights, international humanitarian law and counter-terror policies.

The lecture will be held in 0014 Westbrook Building (map: http://myatlascms.com/map/?id=21&mrkIid=2770), and parking will be made available in the Bryan Center Lot/ Garage (map:  http://myatlascms.com/map/?id=21&mrkIid=39570).

Sponsored by Center for Jewish Studies, Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), and DHRC@FHI.


February 25, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Westbrook 0014 – Duke Divinity School