Yossi Klein Halevi and Mohammad Darawshe to Visit the University of Illinois
Yossi Klein Halevi and Mohammad Darawshe, two internationally-recognized thinkers on navigating the deeply-held divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will visit the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, October 7–9, 2021.
Highlighting their visit will be a public conversation, Thursday, October 7 at 4:30 pm in the Illini Union, Rooms A & B, moderated by Sean C. Garrick, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Now on campus following their virtual conversation with Chancellor Jones this spring, Mr. Halevi and Mr. Darawshe will delve more deeply into the impact of current conflicts and how we can remain in dialogue with one another through numerous challenges and crises. A livestream will be available the day of the event at go.illinois.edu/InDialogue.
In addition to their public conversation with Vice Chancellor Garrick, Mr. Halevi and Mr. Darawshe will meet with students, faculty, senior campus leadership and community faith leaders. They will also participate in an interfaith dinner.
Yossi Klein Halevi is the New York Times bestselling author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. Mohammad Darawshe is a leading political analyst who has spent more than three decades advocating for Israel’s Arab sector.
Remaining In Dialogue:
Yossi Klein Halevi and Mohammad Darawshe on Israel, Palestine, and Bridging Deeply-Held Divisions
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Illini Union Rooms A & B (first floor)
or watch the livestream at go.illinois.edu/InDialogue.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Program in Jewish Culture & Society.
Co-sponsored by Illini Hillel, Illini Chabad/Chabad Center for Jewish Life, the Israel Studies Project (Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago/JUF), the Initiative for Holocaust, Genocide & Memory Studies, Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, European Union Center, School of Literatures, Culture & Linguistics, and the Program in Comparative & World Literature.
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Yossi Klein Halevi is the New York Times bestselling author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, his evocative attempt to untangle the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the feelings that confront him. He is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Together with Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University, he co-directs the Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI), which teaches emerging young Muslim American leaders about Judaism, Jewish identity and Israel.
Mohammad Darawshe is a leading political analyst who has spent more than three decades advocating for Israel’s Arab sector. The Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva, Israel’s oldest organization promoting cohesion and understanding between its Jewish and Arab citizens, Darawshe is an Arab with an Israeli passport—a Muslim, Palestinian citizen of the State of Israel. Like 20 percent of Israel’s population, he is—in his words—a child of both identities.