BFU Presents: Gaza in Context

BFU invites you to our upcoming session, which focuses on Gaza in the context of Israeli-Palestinian relations, and international human rights legislation.    The session features two excellent speakers (see details below), plus ample time for open discussion, questions and answers. 

Halim Rane is Associate Professor of Islam-West Relations in the School of Humanities at Griffith University, Queensland.  He formerly worked for the Australian Government Department of Immigration.  Rane’s research is interdisciplinary, encompassing media studies, sociology and international relations.  He is the author of numerous articles and books on Islamic and Muslim issues including: Media Framing of the Muslim World: Conflicts, Crises and Contexts, and Making Australia Foreign Policy on Israel-Palestine: Media Coverage, Public Opinion and Interest Groups.

Dr Natalia Szablewska is a Lecturer at Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice.  She specialises in international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights, and her current research is in transitional justice and different modes of empowerment.  She will present an overview of IHL and its applicability to conflicts between Israel and Palestine.


When: Thursday the 4th of September, 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Where: The carpark under the Westpac Bank, 89-91 Boundary St, West End.

As always, all are welcome to attend, and the session is absolutely free.  See you there!

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