Middle East Studies presents two film screenings as part of the 1948-Once Upon a Palestine film series, curated by Ariella Azoulay, assistant professor of comparative literature and modern culture and media. The series will include a screening of Khirbat’ Khize (1978), directed by Ram Loevy, and al-Midya (2014), directed by Dani Gal. Khirbat’ Khize tells the story of a fictional Arabic village towards the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and the expulsion of its Palestinian inhabitants by Israeli soldiers. The second film in the series, al-Midya, focuses on the controversies surrounding Khirbat’ Khize. The films explain the events that happened in Palestine and Israel leading up to 1948. A discussion will follow the screenings.The series is part of an ongoing research project to re-visit the history of Palestine-Israel outside the framework imposed by the pattern of an unending national conflict. Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Culture and Media, the event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International Studies, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.
Several professors will take part in a teach-in about the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Miss., which has ignited conversations about racism, inequality, and aggressive policing practices. The Teach-In will provide a space for dialogue and will provide the social and historical context for the events that unfolded. Professors will also discuss the consequences of emerging and ongoing responses to the shooting. Speakers include Stefano Bloch, post-doctoral fellow in the Urban Studies Program and Cogut Center for the Humanities; Anthony Bogues, director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice; Marcia Chatelain '08, assistant professor of history at Georgetown University; Richard Locke, director of the Watson Institute for International Studies; James Morone, director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy; and Tricia Rose director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA). The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, and the Watson Institute for International Studies. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium, the College Green.