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On 19 October, the Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University held the event “Suad Amiry and Susan Abulhawa: In Conversation” in New York City. The Palestinian architect and author Suad Amiry and Palestinian-American writer and human rights activist Susan Abulhawa discussed their newly published books within a broader conversation around contemporary Palestinian literature. The discussion was moderated by Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University.
On 14 October, the Irish School of Ecumenics in association with Academics for Palestine held the discussion “Academic voices from Palestine: Education under occupation” presented by Dr. Iain Atack, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland) and with the participation of Dr. Ayman Shaheen, Political Science professor at Al Azhar University, Gaza; Dr. Yaser Al Ashqar, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College; Malaka Mohammed, Member of the National Executive Committee of the National Union of Students in the UK; and Suha Shaheen, Lecturer at Al Quds Open University, Gaza.