Connections Episode 20
Special Episode: The Invention of Palestine
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Zachary Foster
On Wednesday, 2 November, Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Zachary Foster on The Invention of Palestine. This episode of Connections examines how and why the terms “Palestine” and “Palestinian” came to be contested, and measure various claims in this regard against the historical record.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Zachary Foster earned his Ph.D in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton. His dissertation is entitled, "The Invention of Palestine". He is a Director of Product at academia.edu.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.