Richard Falk book launch - Palestine's Horizon: Toward a Just Peace

Date: Monday, 20 Mar 2017 12:00am
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LSE, 1.04 New Academic Building (NAB)
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London
Closest Tube: Holborn, Chancery Lane
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Richard Falk book launch - Palestine's Horizon: Toward a Just Peace

LSE is hosting Richard Falk's book launch - Palestine's Horizon: Toward a Just Peace. This event is not organised by Caabu, however is open to all. You can register for the event here

This afternoon event will launch Professor Richard Falk's book, discussed by Professor Richard Falk himself, Chris Doyle; Director of Caabu (Council for Arab-British Understanding), and chaired by Professor Mary Kaldor; Director of Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at LSE.

Copies of Palestine's Horizon will be available to buy straight after the event at a price of £10 (RRP £14.99).

When: Monday 20 March, 12:30 - 14:00.

Where: LSE, 1.04 New Academic Building (NAB), 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ

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Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine (2008-2014), has dedicated much of his life to the study of the Israel/Palestine conflict.

His book Palestine's Horizon explores the intricacies and interconnections of the history and politics of Israel/Palestine. After enduring years of violent occupation, the Palestinian movement is exploring different avenues for peace. These include the pursuit of rights under international law in venues such as the UN and International Criminal Court, and the new emphasis on global solidarity and non-violent militancy embodied by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign, among others.

Falk refutes the notion that the Palestinian struggle is a 'lost cause' by focusing on new tactics of resistance. He also reflects on the legacy of Edward Said, drawing on the importance of his humanist thought. Against this background, he provides a vision of peace that is mindful of the formidable difficulties of achieving a just solution to the long conflict.