Dr. llan Pappé, a history professor at England’s University of Exeter and author of “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine,” will speak at Fresno State at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.

Pappé’s topic for the free, public event is “Arab Spring and Palestine-Israel ‘Peace Process.’” His presentation at the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center (inside the Student Recreation Center at Shaw and Woodrow avenues) is part of the College and of Art and Humanities’ Middle East Lecture Series.

It is co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Reedley Peace Group and the Fresno Center for Nonviolence.

Pappé, who studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and earned his doctorate from the University of Oxford, is director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies at the University of Exeter.

He founded the Academic Institute for Peace in Givat Haviva, Israel, and directed it from 1992 to 2000. Pappé chaired the Emil Tuma Institute for Palestine Studies in Haifa, Israel from 2000 to 2006.

The Israeli historian’s research focuses on the modern Middle East, particularly the history of Israel and Palestine. Pappé also has written on multiculturalism, critical discourse analysis and on power and knowledge in general.

Pappé advocates the “One State Solution” with Palestinians and Israelis sharing one nation encompassing current Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Prior to “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” (Oneworld, 2006), Pappé wrote “A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples” (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Other events in the Middle East Lecture Series have not been scheduled.

For more information contact the College of Arts and Humanities at 559.278.3056.

(Copy by University Communications student news assistant Reganie Smith-Love).

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