Amahl Bishara – “Posting While Palestinian: Shifting Bounds for Expression in the West Bank and Israel”

Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 11:45am - 1:15pm
Location: Forum for Scholars and Publics / 011 Old Chem

A light lunch will be served.

The Internet and social media once seemed to hold the promise of liberation and free expression for all those who accessed it. For Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank, the Internet is a critical field of expression and organizing, especially because Palestinians are geographically fragmented, largely due to Israeli policies. However, the Internet is by no means free of dangers. This talk looks at what recent campaigns against Palestinian expression online can tell us about publics, politics, and borders today.

Cosponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Humanities Futures @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.