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This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)On September 14-th, 2022, Salim Tamari (Editor of the Jerusalem Quarterly, Senior Fellow of the Institute of Palestine Studies, Professor of Sociology at Birzeit University) gave the first lecture of the 2022-2023 Bisan Lecture Series. Quoting Rashid Khalidi (the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)Prof. Nancy Kanwisher (MIT) Title: Functional Imaging of the Human Brain: A Window into the Architecture of the Mind Abstract: The last 20 years of brain imaging research has revealed the functional organization of the human brain in glorious detail. This work has identified a set of regions

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)  Functional Imaging of the Human Brain: A Window into the Architecture of the Mind      Prof. Nancy Kanwisher (MIT) Abstract: The last 20 years of brain imaging research has revealed the functional organization of the human brain in glorious detail. This work has identified a set

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic) The letter, addressed to United States President Joe Biden, calls on him and his administration to condemn the latest Israeli government actions aimed at delegitimizing and criminalizing Palestinian human rights defenders and civil society organizations as well as to reject the Israeli government’s unsubstantiated allegations against the

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)In the early morning of 18 August 2022, Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) forcibly entered, raided, ransacked and damaged properties of six designated Palestinian civil society organizations: Al-Haq, Addameer, the Bisan Center for Research & Development, Defence for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Workers Committees (UAWC), and the Union

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)The undersigned organisations extend their full support and pledge their ongoing cooperation with the UN Commission of Inquiry on Palestine, which has been under mounting attack, led by Israel, including recent smearing of its work and members as antisemitic, and calls for its disbandment. The Commission of

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)We are pleased to announce that the first Bisan Lecture webinar of the new academic year will take place on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm Palestine time (6pm Central European Time, 12 noon US Estern time). We will have the pleasure to welcome Prof. Salim Tamari (Birzeit University and Institute for Palestine Studies) who will

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)Prof. George Smith  The Virology of Ideas—An Indispensable Pandemic On March 9, 2022, Nobel laureate George Smith gave the inaugural Bisan Lecture. He spoke of the « ideosphere, » the teeming culture of ideas interacting and mutating much the way viruses do in the biosphere. He presented scientific discovery as a

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)The six Palestinian civil society organizations welcome recent steps taken by States and Law Makers following Israel’s settler-colonial and apartheid regime’s arbitrary and baseless designation of the six leading Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations (CSOs), as “terror organizations” under Israel’s vague 2016 Counter-Terrorism Law, which was

This post is also available in: العربية (Arabic)Dr. Honaida Ghanim (Director of the Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies “MADAR”, Visiting Professor at Birzeit University) Post-justice, exceptionalism, and the normalization of Apartheid On 13th April 2022, we held our second session of the Bisan Lecture Series. It was given by Dr. Hohaida Ghanem, director of the Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies