Connections Episode 34
Mouin Rabbani interviews Martin Konečný
On Tuesday, 26 April Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Martin Konečný on Palestinian textbooks. This episode of Connections examines the decades of controversy about Palestinian Authority school textbooks, its impact on Palestinian education, and the political agendas driving this issue.
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.
Martin Konečný is the founder and director of the European Middle East Project (EuMEP), an independent NGO in Brussels promoting just and effective European Union policies towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Konečný has closely followed EU foreign policy, including on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as an analyst and advocate for over a decade, and is often consulted by European officials and media. Before launching EuMEP, he worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Open Society European Policy Institute in Brussels, covering the Middle East and Central Asia. Konečný has also served as Brussels Director at Crisis Action, where he coordinated international advocacy efforts on multiple conflicts, including Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan and Israel-Palestine. He previously worked for international environmental organisations and as a journalist in the Czech Republic.
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.
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Connections Episode 29: Crisis in Afghanistan with Ali Latifi
Connections Episode 30: Yemen’s Endless War with Safa Al Ahmad
Connections Episode 31: Sudan Today with Khalid Mustafa Medani
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