A conversation with author Kareem Rabie and Mezna Qato, moderated by David Harvey
Due to the ongoing events in Palestine and need for other pressing conversations, we have decided to postpone this event. We hope to be able to return to it in the coming weeks.
“Palestine Is Throwing a Party is a brilliant, carefully researched, and thoughtful book. Kareem Rabie uses the lens of urban planning and development to show us how global processes of unequal capital accumulation, racialized labor and property regimes within Israel/Palestine, and the managerial rule of Palestinian technocrats and capitalists collaborating with Israel all persistently reproduce the violent systems of settler-colonial expropriation in Israel/Palestine since 1948.” — Laleh Khalili, author of Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula
“Drawing on his exceptional knowledge and understanding of Palestine, along with a considerable amount of original, innovative, and detailed fieldwork, Kareem Rabie presents thought-provoking insights on the question of urbanism in Palestine. This extremely interesting study makes an important contribution.” — Adam Hanieh, author of Money, Markets, and Monarchies: The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East
Kareem Rabie is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC and visiting fellow at CUNY’s Center for Place Culture and Politics; and Committee on Globalization and Social Change.
Mezna Qato is Margaret Anstee Fellow at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. She is a social historian of Palestine and the Palestinians, and was previously Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Fellow at Columbia University, and Junior Research Fellow in the History of the modern Middle East at King’s College, University of Cambridge.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology at the Graduate Center and LeftEast. It is free and open to the public.