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Education Under Occupation: Reflections from Al Quds University - talk by Dr Brendan Browne

Precariously located in the suburb of Abu Dis, Al Quds University is the only Palestinian university in occupied East Jerusalem. Continuing to battle against the odds, a hybrid mix of local and international academic staff provide third level education to Palestinian students from within Jerusalem and across the West Bank, as well as international students.

Reflecting upon experiences gained during a recent period of employment at the university, Dr Brendan Ciarán Browne will provide insight into life on campus, with a focus on the daily challenges staff and students experience in trying to safeguard their right to education. The talk will examine the deleterious impact that the ongoing Israeli occupation has on students wanting to gain access to learning in the region, whilst also highlighting the strength and resilience of staff and students alike. With a particular focus on the impact of the recent escalation in Israeli/Palestinian hostilities, Dr Browne will highlight the disruption to the university as a result and reveal the need for a flexible pedagogical approach to reflect the challenging circumstances.

Date: 9 March 2016

Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Venue: Johnathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building, TCD

All welcome.

 

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