Activities & Projects

12-05-2015
The Beirut Ideas – Palestine and the changing times in the Arab world
May 12, 6:30 PM 
Mahmoud Darwish Museum, Ramallah & Dawawine, Gemmayzé (TBC)

Palestine was historically the “central cause” of the Arab world. Even after the inception of the shaky post-Oslo peace process, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict remained the main item in Middle East news. However, with the Arab uprisings of 2010-2011 much of the attention shifted to other places, both at the level of international media and Arab populations alike. After a full day of events commemorating Samir Kassir at the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah, the panel will debate whether Palestine is still today at the center of Arab priorities and the prospects of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and independence.
 

Samir Kassir in Palestine

-    Exhibition of cartoons by Palestinian artists (3:30 pm)

-    Panel discussion on the Palestinian cultural scene (4:30 pm)

-  Panel discussion with Yasser Abd Rabbo (Mahmoud Darwish Foundation – Palestine), politician Hanan Ashrawi, writer and poet Ihab Bsiso and Ahmad Al-Tibi (Parliamentarian – Palestine) from the Mahmoud Darwish Museum, Ramallah, and Ziad Al-Sayegh (Civic Influence Hub – Lebanon) from Dawawine, Beirut. Moderated by Gisèle Khoury (Samir Kassir Foundation – Lebanon) (6:30 pm)

.Concert by the Galilee Quartet (8:30 pm)