Tel Aviv nightclubs and West Bank checkpoints: The politics of being fabulous in the Holy Land

JHU Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance is excited to welcome our opening event speaker, Dr. Sa'ed Atshan, as part of April Awareness Days 2016.

This talk will explore how Israelis and Palestinians employ LGBTQ discourses as part of the conflict.

Sa'ed Atshan is a visiting assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College. He previously served as a postdoctoral fellow in international studies at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

He holds a PhD (2013) and an MA (2010) in anthropology and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University. He also received an MPP (2008) from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA (2006) from Swarthmore College. Atshan has served as a lecturer in Peace and Justice Studies for more than five years at Tufts University. He has been awarded multiple graduate fellowships, including from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Woodrow Wilson National Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. He is also the recipient of a Soros Fellowship and a Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace.

Dr. Atshan has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union, the UN High Commission on Refugees, Human Rights Watch, Seeds of Peace, the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department, and the government of Dubai. He grew up in Palestine and is also an LGBT rights activist.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please contact with questions about accessibility or accommodations.

This event is co-sponsored by JHU Students for Justice in Palestine.