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Wednesday December 14, 2022, 7 pm Palestine time 

Prof. Daniel Pauly (University of British Columbia)

Title: The Fisheries of the Southern Mediterranean, from Morocco to Turkey (1950-2020)

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Abstract: The Mediterranean and its fisheries have been studied for millennia, but much of the published information pertain to its Northern coast, from Spain to Greece, i.e., to countries of the European Union. This account presents the ‘catch reconstructions’ and information gathered in the process of detailed examinations of the fisheries along the Southern coast of the Mediterranean by country, from Morocco in the West to the Turkey in the east, which are often ignored in Mediterranean studies. Some of the challenges facing fisheries and fisheries research in the countries of the Southern Mediterranean will be presented.

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Wednesday January 11, 2023, 7 pm Palestine time 

Prof. Mark Smith (University of Missouri)

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Wednesday February 8, 2023, 7 pm Palestine time 

Prof. Juliet Floyd (Boston University)

Title: Revisiting the Turing Test

Abstract: TBA

Wednesday March 8, 2023, 7 pm Palestine time

Marina Warner (Mythographer, novelist and independent scholar)

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Wednesday April 12, 2023, 7 pm Palestine time


Wednesday May 10, 2023, 7 pm Palestine time



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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