Hussein Ibish, Senior Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine to speak, March 31
Hussein Ibish, a Senior Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and Executive Director of the Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-American Leadership, will present a public talk titled, "A Real Plan to Build Palestine" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
From 1998-2004 Ibish was the Communications Director for the American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committee (ADC), the nation's largest Arab-American membership organization. From 2001-2004 he was Vice-President of the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. He was the Washington, D.C. correspondent for the Daily Star (Beirut).
Ibish is author of "At the Constitution's Edge: Arab Americans and Civil Liberties in the United States" in States of Confinement; "Anti-Arab Bias in American Policy and Discourse" in Race in 21st Century America; “Race and the War on Terror,” in Race and Human Rights; and “Symptoms of Alienation: How Arab and American Media View Each Other” in Arab Media in the Information Age.
His most recent book is “What’s Wrong with the One-State Agenda? Why Ending the Occupation and Peace with Israel is Still the Palestinian National Goal” (ATFP. 2009). In the book, Ibish examines the arguments generally put forward by Palestinian and other Arab American proponents of abandoning the goal of ending the occupation and establishing a Palestinian state and instead seeking to promote a single, democratic state in all of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
He has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is free and open to the public.