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Public Seminar: UN General Assembly Vote on Palestinian Statehood


Posted on 11 August 2011



The Department of Political Sciences and the Afro-Middle East Centre invite you to a public seminar on 'The upcoming UN General Assembly vote on Palestinian statehood', to be presented by Dr Mustafa Barghouti on 22 August 2011.

Dr Mustafa Barghouti is a physician, a Palestinian human rights activist and one of the most prominent leaders in the Palestinian struggle. He was a candidate for the presidency of the Palestinian National Authority in 2005, finishing second to Mahmoud Abbas with nearly 20% of the vote. Dr Barghouti subsequently served as Minister of Information in the short-lived unity government in 2006. He is currently the General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative, a party he co-founded in June 2002 with, among others, Edward Said. Dr Barghouti has played an instrumental facilitation role in the recent Palestinian reconciliation process. He currently lives in Ramallah.

Date: 22 August 2011
Time: 10h00-11h30
Venue: UP Graduate Centre L2-69, University of Pretoria (building 52 on the attached map of campus)
RSVP: Mrs Wilma Martin (012 420 2034 or wilma.martin@up.ac.za) on or before 18 August 2011



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