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This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic) About the speakers Prof. Ilan Pappe is a professor of history at the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, director of the university’s European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)Prof. Joel Beinin, Stanford University Title: Egyptian Popular Culture in Late-Ottoman and Mandate Palestine Summary: Joel Beinin, professor emeritus of history at Stanford University, delivered the Bisan Lecture of March 8th. Beinin’s subject was the strong presence of Egyptian popular culture in Palestine during the first half

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)Prof. Juliet Floyd (Boston University) Title: Revisiting the Turing Test: Humans, Machines, and Phraseology Abstract: In this lecture I offer a re-reading of the Turing Test as a social experiment in human-to-human phraseology.  Turing’s 1936 analysis of computation is reviewed in light of its resonance with Wittgenstein’s Blue

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)   Prof. Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Title: The Warped Universe: the quest to discover Einstein’s elusive gravitational waves Abstract: The first direct detections of gravitational waves in 2015 launched a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics. I will describe the scientific and human story

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic) Abstract: Planet Earth is a complex system, where various worlds (physical, biological, human) and various scales (in time and space) interact. It has been in equilibrium for the past 10,000 years, but in  the last 100 years, developed and developing countries have conducted a real-life experiment

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic) Political Participation in Palestine Bisan Center for Research and Development and the Social and Economic Policies Monitor are pleased to invite you to the launch event of two studies regarding Political Participation in Palestine Monday 28-11-202210:30 AM Carmel Hotel- Ramallah   All New Gallery

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)We are pleased to announce that the next Bisan Lecture webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm Palestine time (6pm Central European Time, 12 noon US Estern time). We will have the pleasure to welcome Prof. Daniel Pauly (University of British Columbia) who will speak on Title: The Fisheries of the Southern Mediterranean,

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)We are pleased to announce that the next Bisan Lecture webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm Palestine time (6pm Central European Time, 12 noon US Estern time). We will have the pleasure to welcome Prof. Daniel Pauly (University of British Columbia) who will speak on Title: The Fisheries of the Southern Mediterranean,

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)On November 9th, Professor Esther Duflo (MIT, Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences in 2019) gave the third lecture of the 2022-2023 Bisan Lecture Series. In line with the current discussions at COP 27, Professor Duflo outlined the main issues associated with climate change. She stressed the lopsided inequalities involved, between nations

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)We are pleased to announce that the next Bisan Lecture webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 9th at 6pm Palestine time (5pm Central European Time, 11 am US Eastern time) – ATTENTION unusual schedule. We will have the pleasure to welcome Prof. Esther Duflo (MIT, Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences in 2019) who will speak