New Date – Arab Film Series Spring 2017 – After the Spring @ Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium (Room 404)
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

after-spring-2-captureWith the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced.  After Spring is the story of what happens next.  By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees.  With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their live in a place that was never meant to be permanent.  World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2016.

U.S. Policy towards Israel/Palestine and Fading Hopes for a Two-State Solution @ Annenberg Forum - Carswell 111
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Stephen Zunes CaptureFor nearly a quarter century, the United States has played the contradictory role of chief mediator in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the primary diplomatic, economic, and military supporters of the more powerful of the two parties. During this period, the United States has opposed substantive involvement by the United Nations, insisting that whether and to what extent the occupation should end could come only through the voluntary assent of the occupying power. Now, with the failure of the Trump administration and Congressional leaders to even nominally support a viable two-state solution, what options remain for Israeli-Palestinian peace?