Join us on December 14th, 2014 for an evening of discussion with renown Palestinian pollster Dr. Khalil Shikaki, who will speak about current Palestinian public opinion. Most recently Dr. Shikaki polled public opinion on peace in June, prior to the war in Gaza and again in August following the final cease-fire.
At a moment pregnant with so much uncertainty, rapid fluctuations and many questions, this is a rare opportunity to hear directly from an expert on Palestinian public opinion. He will undoubtedly speak to your questions about the changes we are seeing on the ground recently and their implications. For more on Dr. Shikaki and his work please see below.
We know that these are very difficult and painful times to be thinking about the conflict. But it is also in times like these that we must make the extra effort to stretch ourselves to remember the humanity on all sides. This program will offer opportunities for that by both featuring a Palestinian speaker speaking about the Palestinian “street” as well as facilitated intra-Jewish communal small group conversations.
About Dr. Khalil Shikaki:
Dr. Khalil Shikaki, was born and raised in Rafah, in Gaza. He moved to Jerusalem when he was a teenager and there finished high school before heading to the American University of Beirut. Upon receiving his BA in Political Science, Dr. Shikaki moved to Quwait to work for General Motors in marketing, where he developed an interest and skills in polling. Dr. Shikaki went on to earn a PhD from Columbia University and then returned to Nablus. The first intifada began shortly thereafter, however, closing down the Palestinian Universities so he went back to the States, teaching at the University of Wisconsin and the University of South Florida. Dr. Shikaki was able to return to the West Bank in 1993 and continue to teach there as well as found the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research which he currently directs. He is also a visiting scholar at the Crown Center at Brandeis University.
About Encounter’s Palestinian Voices Speaker Series:
This is the third year of Encounter’s Palestinian Voices Speaker Series. We invite you to join us as Jewish communal leaders to hear, first hand, Palestinian perspectives on the conflict and to experience Encounter’s signature programming, known for nuance, diversity and meaningful exchange. Encounter’s work is predicated on the belief that only when we stretch ourselves to hear previously disregarded points of view, and set aside the usual route of raucous debate in order to listen, can we act as more informed agents of change.
Please stay tuned for the next event in our series: Next Generation of Palestinian Leadership coming to New York and Boston the week of January 4th.
Encounter neither contests nor endorses the views presented by speakers in this series.
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