Consider the story of Palestine and its people
This week, writer, poet and activist, Ismail Khalidi and Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University in New York, will sit down to discuss the different ways in which the history of Palestine can be told. Rashid Khalidi has written extensively as a historian on the emergence of Palestinian nationalism and identity. Ismail Khalidi is best known for his play Tennis in Nablus, set in the city in 1939, which explores the last days of the Arab Revolt. Narrating Palestine will take place at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute at the university’s Saadiyat campus, on Thursday from 6.30pm. To reserve a place, go to nyuad.nyu.edu.