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Human Rights, Joint Jewish-Arab Education to be Explored at Duquesne

Dr. Neve Gordon, a professor of politics and government from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, will present views on how human rights can be portrayed as a security threat and the possibility of joint Jewish-Arab education during two free discussions on Thursday, April 11, at Duquesne University.

Gordon will discuss Human Rights as Security Threat: Lawfare and the Assault on Rights in Israel/Palestine from 3 to 4:20 p.m. Lecture Hall 2 of Rockwell Hall. In this talk, Gordon will examine how the government of Israel, facing criticism by human rights groups, has attempted to portray activists as national security threats. He will also touch on similar tactics adopted by the U.S. government as part of the "war on terror."

Later that day, Gordon will explore the deep-rooted segregation in Israel's schools and provide a glimpse of an alternative: the Hagar Jewish-Palestinian School during Jewish-Arab Education for Equality: Is It Possible to Create a Common Future in Israel? from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 502 of Rockwell Hall.

"Neve Gordon is one of the world's most talented young political scientists, and we are lucky to be able to attract him to Duquesne," said Dr. Clifford Bob, professor of political science and Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair in International Relations at Duquesne University. "His work is particularly important because it points the way for scholars to take critical stances on controversial public policies in their own and other countries."

For more information, contact the political science office at 412.396.6485.

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