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Wednesday September 27, 2023, 7 pm Palestine time

Prof. Timothy Brennan (University of Minnesota)

Title: Criticism and Corporate Myth: Edward Said and the Media

Wednesday October 11, 2023, 7 pm Palestine time

Prof. Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University)

Wednesday November 8, 2023, 7 pm Palestine time

Prof. David Mumford (Brown and Harvard Universities)

Wednesday December 13, 2023, 7 pm Palestine time

Annemarie Jacir (Filmmaker)

Wednesday January 10, 2024, 7 pm Palestine time

Prof. John Hardy (University College London)

Title: From Genetics to treatment in Alzheimer’s disease


In concert with Scientists for Palestine and the Bisan Center for Research and Development, and in keeping with their joint commitment to full integration of Palestine in the global community of learning, the Bisan Lecture Series sponsors discourses on subjects of cultural, scientific, and societal importance by leading research experts and public intellectuals of varied heritage and viewpoint. The interactive webinars are free and open to the public, and recordings of each will be posted soon afterward.

Bisan Center for Research and Development

The Bisan Center is a non-governmental, nonprofit, democratic and progressive Civil Society Organization (CSO) that seeks to enhance Palestinian abilities and potentials for building an active civil and democratic community. The Bisan Center was established in 1989 and officially registered with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior in 2004.

The Bisan Center aligns itself with the poor and marginalized in Palestinian society, as it works to support their struggle in advancing their socioeconomic rights and builds partnerships with other progressive institutions. Among other activities, the Bisan Center regularly produces research reports centered on various problems of development, gender, youth, and social justice. These reports are published (in Arabic) in its annual journal Al-Taqadomi, which is peer-reviewed and focused on issues of development.

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