Human Rights in Israel/Palestine in the Trump/Netanyahu Era
A talk with Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director, Human Rights Watch
Co-hosted by the Center for Palestine Studies and the Palestine and Law Program
Wednesday, February 27th
Knox Hall, Room 208
Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director with Human Rights Watch. Omar will speak on the Human Rights situation in Israel and Palestine, with consideration of the current global political climate. This program is open to attendees with CUID. This program is supported by the Center for Palestine Studies and the Palestine and Law Program.
Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch, investigates human rights abuses in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Prior to his current role, he was a Bertha Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he focused on US counterterrorism policies, including legal representation of Guantanamo detainees. As the 2013-14 Arthur R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellow at Human Rights Watch, he investigated human rights violations in Egypt, including the Rab’a massacre, one of the largest killings of protesters in a single day. A former Fulbright Scholar in Syria, Omar holds a JD from Stanford Law School, where he co-authored a report on the civilian consequences of US drone strikes in Pakistan as a part of the International Human Rights & Conflict Resolution Clinic, an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Affairs, and a BA in International Relations from Stanford. He speaks English and Arabic.
Event Contact: Liz Boylan | [email protected] | 212.854.0167
This program is free and open to people with CUID.