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24/05/17 7:00 pm

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Join Yara Sharif and Muna Dajani as they discuss current issues surrounding the impact of colonial practices on natural environments, with a special focus on Israel and Palestine. The conversation will be moderated by Ruba Salih.

Yara Sharif is a researcher and architect working as a senior associate on projects related to participatory design and social sustainability in Palestine and London. She has lived and worked in Palestine/Ramallah until 2005, where she worked as an architect in Riwaq: Centre for Architectural Conservation. Yara has designed and built a number of projects nationally and internationally. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and the University of Westminster.

Muna Dajani is a researcher and a PhD candidate at the Geography and Environment department at LSE. She has worked in the fields of environment and development in Palestine for over ten years, working with grassroots initiatives, NGOs, universities and governmental bodies on social and environmental studies concerning hydropolitics, environmental justice, and community mobilisation around natural resources.

Ruba Salih is a social anthropologist and a Reader at SOAS, University of London. Her research interests revolve around migration, refugees, gender and the Palestine question. Her forthcoming publications include a book (co-authored with Sophie Richter Devore) titled, Palestinian refugees. The politics of rights and the politics of return, and a special issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly ‘Palestine Beyond National Frames: Emerging Politics, Cultures and Claims, which will be out in 2018. She has just published, Bodies that Talk, Bodies that Walk, Bodies that Love. Palestinian Women Refugees, Affectivity and the Politics of the Ordinary. 

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