Thursday, October 24, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Breakfast with Elliott: Professor Ilana Feldman (Washington, DC)


Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20052

Event Description

Join us for our first Breakfast with Elliott event of the new school year. Professor Ilana Feldman will discuss issues raised in her 2018 book, Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics. The book examines Palestinian refugees’ experience of protracted displacement which is among the lengthiest in history. Professor Feldman explores this community’s engagement with humanitarian assistance over a seventy-year period and their persistent efforts to alter their present and future conditions.

Ilana Feldman is Vice Dean at the Elliott School of International Affairs and Professor of Anthropology, History, and International Affairs at George Washington University. Her research has focused on the Palestinian experience, both inside and outside of historic Palestine, examining practices of government, humanitarianism, policing, displacement, and citizenship. She is the author of Governing Gaza: Bureaucracy, Authority, and the Work of Rule, 1917-67 (2008); Police Encounters: Security and Surveillance in Gaza under Egyptian Rule (2015); and co-editor (with Miriam Ticktin) of In the Name of Humanity: The Government of Threat and Care (2010).