Diaspora Communities and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jewish, Muslim, and Christian activism in the U.S. plays a critical role in shaping public opinion and U.S. policy with respect to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Israel’s military campaign in Gaza this past summer highlighted the increasingly important role of diaspora communities in influencing the narrative and hence the trajectory of the conflict. To analyze the diasporas’ leverage and influence, examine shifting trends within these communities with respect to the conflict, and to discuss U.S. policy implications, Critical Connections and Karuna Peacebuilding Center organized a panel discussion with Dr. Dov Waxman (Director, Middle East Studies, Northeastern University), Dr. Saud Anwar (mayor of South Windsor, CT and founder of the Jewish-Muslim Alliance) and Professor Emily Cury (Faculty, Emerson College) in Amherst on September 28, 2014.

 

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EVENTS

FROM POLITICAL POLARIZATION TO CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE:              LESSONS FROM THE LAB

Dr. Peter Coleman

THURS, OCT. 19, 7-9 PM

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Bangs Community Center       70 Boltwood Walk        Amherst, MA

FROM RADICALIZATION TO REFORM: A CONVERSATION WITH A FORMER MUSLIM MILITANT

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These events are part of our Transforming this Moment series and are organized in partnership with the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding. For more details, please click here. Our events are made possible by Mass Humanities, whose grants inspire considered thoughts, conversations, and action
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BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES SYMPOSIUM

Friday, December 8, 2017        9-4pm                               Holyoke Community College Holyoke, MA

A daylong event with  educators, religious clergy, law-enforcement personnel, social workers, and Muslim community leaders committed to building inclusive communities.

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