02 novembre
Type of event: 
صمود الفصائل السياسية الفلسطينية: نظرة يومية من مخيم نهر البارد
Organizing office: 
IPS Beirut
In partnership with: 
Center for Arab & Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) - AUB
2 novembre 2022 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Eastern Date:: 
28 octobre 2022 - 12:15pm
الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت، معهد عصام فارس، قاعة المؤتمرات (طابق 4) وعبر زوم
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About the event: 

Hybrid book launch and debate about "The Endurance of Palestinian Political Factions: An Everyday Perspective from Nahr el-Bared Camp" written by Dr. Perla Issa with a discussion by Dr. Ismael Sheikh Hassan and Dr. Hala Abou Zaki, moderated by Dr. Sari Hanafi.

About the speakers: 

Perla Issa: is a researcher at the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) in Beirut. She holds a PhD in Politics from Exeter University, an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, a second MA in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. Perla Issa runs research trainings and creative writing workshops in the Palestinian camps of Lebanon which culminated in the publication of two collections of short stories in the Arabic language, “11: Ḥikāyāt min al-lujūʾ al-filasṭīnī” (11 Lives: Stories from the Palestinian Exile - currently being translated to English) published by IPS in 2017 and “Ḥub fī al-mukhayyam” (Love in the camp) published by IPS in 2019. Additionally, she co-Directed and co-Produced a six-part independent documentary film series "Chronicles of Refugee" that looks at the global Palestinian refugee experience since 1948.

Ismael Sheikh Hassan: Urbanist and activist.

Hala Caroline Abou Zaki: Anthropologist.


Moderated by: Sari Hanafi: American University of Beirut.

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