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Sa’ed Adel Atshan, “Humanitarians of the Holy Land: International Aid in Occupied Palestine”

Sa’ed Atshan is an anthropologist and assistant professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College. In addition to his work on humanitarian politics and aid intervention, Atshan has conducted research into nonviolent Israeli and Palestinian social movements, countering old characterizations of nonviolence as foreign to the region. Instead he discovers and reveals “co-resistance” or coalition and joint struggles for social justice between Israeli and Palestinian activists.

Atshan has worked with a range of organizations that include Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Seeds of Peace International Camp, the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department, and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

Sponsored by the Cultural Anthropology Department, the Asian and Middle Eastern Department, and the DHRC@FHI.



March 31, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Friedl 225