Lecture on Palestinian Affairs
Oct 17, 2012FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. STEWART HERMAN, associate professor, Religion
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA LECTURE ON PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS
The Concordia College Religion department will present the 2012 Thompson Lecture on Palestinian affairs featuring Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Centrum, Knutson Campus Center.
Qumsiyeh, a biologist and human rights activist in Bethlehem, Palestine, brings a fresh perspective on the origin and progression of the Zionist-Arab conflict with emphasis on the little discussed aspect: Palestinian popular non-violent resistance. He’ll discuss the relevance of the conflict to people in the U.S., why its resolution will be of importance to people around the world and how a durable peace can be built on justice and human rights.
Qumsiyeh received his graduate education and did postgraduate research in the U.S. He has published extensively in the fields of zoology, medicine, genetics, and human rights. After serving on the faculties at Duke and Yale Universities, he returned to Palestine in 2008 where he now teaches at three universities.
The Thompson Lecture was instituted in 1982 in memoray of Dr. Joseph Thompson ’33. Thompson served 15 years in the Middle East assisting Palestinian refugees on behalf of the Lutheran World Federation.