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Saturday, June 25 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Naming in Middle East Geo-Politics or What's in a Name?

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Throughout the history of the Middle East (or is it the Near East?), the naming of places and people has been a political/geo-political act. How do these names influence our political perceptions? How and from where are these names derived? We will focus on the meaning of Palestine (it's not what you think or were taught), including a few ironies along the way. For instance, some refuse to use the terms "West Bank" and "Palestine" and prefer "Judea and Samaria" -- two Roman names.

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Dani Renan

Dani Renan is an attorney and environmental hydorgeologist/geochemist. He served in Nachal, the IDF, and studied history at Hebrew University, where he also worked as a tour guide and medic for the overseas programs. Water science, engineering, and water policy have intersected most of his studied subjects and professional work. Dani has sailed since the age of seven, winning second place in the Israel Nationals 420 (sailboat... Read More →


Saturday June 25, 2016 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Darwin 102

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