The Re-Emergence of the Single State Solution in Palestine/Israel
Organized by: Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Moderator: Rola El-Husseini Dean
Hussein discusses her recent book entitled The Re-Emergence of the Single State Solution in Palestine/Israel: Countering an Illusion, which analyzes the potential of the single democratic state idea as a movement of resistance since the Oslo Accords—and tells the story of the vision, strategies and activism of the intellectuals behind it. Did the Oslo Accords represent the beginning of a peace process towards a viable two-state solution? Is the idea of a single democratic state academic and utopian? Can intellectuals build grassroots movements for political change? What do these movements look like, and what are their strategies and dilemmas? Come and join Cherine Hussein in this book talk exploring the dynamics of an alternative vision towards justice in Palestine/Israel today.
Cherine Hussein is a research fellow in the Utrikespolitiska Institutet's Special Research Program on Middle East Politics. She completed her PhD at Sussex University’s International Relations Department in February 2012. Her research focuses on the politics of social transformation in the Middle East, with a particular interest in the writings of Antonio Gramsci and Edward Said, as well as the role of organic intellectuals in instigating social change. She is the author of The Re-Emergence of the Single State Solution in Palestine/Israel: Countering an Illusion (London, Routledge: March 2015), and of “The Single State Alternative in Palestine/Israel”, in a special issue of Conflict, Security and Development which she co-edited with Mandy Turner.