Benefit for Shoufat Refugee Camp in the West Bank
Monday, November 22nd 2004 7:00 pm
We will have the honor of hosting two courageous voices in the
Dr. Naseer Aruri is an expert on the politics of the Middle East, and a passionate advocate for a just settlement for the Palestinian people. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trans-Arab Research Institute (Boston), a member of the Independent Palestinian Commission for the Protection of Citizens Rights (Ramallah) since its inception in
January l994, and founder of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, Cairo and Geneva in 1982. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch/Middle East, 1990-1992, a three-term member of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International, USA, 1984-1990, and a member of the editorial board of Third World Quarterly (London). Among his countless books and other publications, his 1995 book, "The
Obstruction of Peace: The US, Israel, and the Palestinians" has been called a "remarkable work of scholarship and intellectual courage,"(Edward Said) and "a powerful corrective to illusion and misrepresentation that goes beyond the norm." (Noam Chomsky).
Dr. Aruri was born in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1934. He has lived in the US since 1954, receiving a B.A. in History from the American International College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth since 1965, where he chaired the Department of Political Science from 1969 to 1977. He was promoted to
the newly created rank of Chancellor Professor in March, 1996.
With her goal of negotiating peace in the Middle East, Huwaida Arraf graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Judaic and Arabic studies and went on to study Hebrew at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Along with her husband, Adam Shapiro, Arraf founded the International Solidarity Movement, a network which brings together Palestinian and international activists and grassroots community groupsin the struggle for freedom and an end to occupation in Palestine. During the past four years of the Intifada, she has organized and
participated in countless protests and actions against Israeli crimes in the West Bank. She is currently a law student at American University.
DIRECTIONS TO MARVIN CENTER:
The Marvin Center is located in Northwest DC on 21st Street between H and I. The Grand Ballroom is located on the 3rd floor of the Marvin Center. The Marvin Center has a parking garage, as well as parking on the street.
If you are traveling by Metro to campus, exit at the stop marked Foggy Bottom/GWU. As you exit the station, you will be at 23rd and I Streets.
Interstate 95 south to Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring/Northern Virginia. Take exit 33, heading south on Connecticut Avenue for about 9 miles. Turn right onto Florida Avenue (just past the Washington Hilton) and turn left immediately onto 21st Street. The Marvin Center is located at 800 21st Street (between H and Eye Streets).
Interstate 270 to Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring. Take exit 33, heading south on Connecticut Avenue for about 9 miles. Follow directions as given in From North.
Interstate 66 and Route 50 both connect with the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. Cross the bridge and exit left at E Street, then again at Virginia Avenue. Bear left, following signs for 23rd Street. Turn right on 23rd Street and continue a few blocks to campus. Turn right on H Street. The Marvin Center is on your left between 22nd and 21st Streets.
Interstate 95 to Interstate 395 Arlington Memorial Bridge exit. Cross the bridge and bear left at the Lincoln Memorial. Turn left onto 23rd Street, NW, and follow directions as given in From West.
George Washington University Marvin Center Grand Ballroom
Sponsored by George Washington University Students for Justice in Palestine