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The Representative Office of Brazil is pleased to announce that a virtual extension course titled: “Brazil and Palestine: Sources of Identification”, will be launched on March.


The virtual extension course “Brazil and Palestine: Sources of Identification” is a joint initiative of the Brazilian universities USP, UFRJ and UnB and Palestinian Universities of Al-Quds and Birzeit.  

The course is opened to the community, free of charge, and consists of weekly lectures given by specialist from Brazil and Palestine. The classes will be taught in English from March 09 to June 1st. Participation certificates will be issued by the University of São Paulo (USP). 

Registration will begin on February 27.  

Additional information is available in the link: https://linktr.ee/brazilandpalestine

BRAZIL AND PALESTINE: Sources of Identification Program: 

1. Palestinian history and the ongoing al nakba (Prof. Sa'd Nimr, Birzeit University);  

2. Jerusalem: history and religions imprinted in its diverse architectural fabric (Prof. Yusuf Natsheh, Center for Jerusalem Studies, Al Quds University);  

3. The Palestinian Refugees (Dr. Adnan Abdelrazek, author);  

4. The political parties, youth movements and the issue of succession in Palestine (Tahani Mustafa, West Bank analyst at the International Crisis Group);  

5. Apartheid and the infrastructure of violence (Prof. Samer Abdelnour, University of Edinburgh);  

6. The Palestinian diaspora and the presence of Arab culture in Brazil (Prof. Muna Odeh, University of Brasília);  

7. South-South Translations (Prof. Wail Hassan, Prof. of Comparative Literature, University of Illinois) in dialogue with the author of The Enigma of Qaf (Alberto Musa, author);  

8. The Bedouin communities in the West Bank today (Prof. Ahmad Amara, Al Quds University) in dialogue with The Guarani Mbyá indigenous communities in face of land expropriation and other conflicts (Adriana Testa, University of São Paulo);  

9. The Palestinian agricultural movements: sumud and creativity (Dr. Izzat Zeidan, Director of Programs and Projects, Palestinian Agricultural Development Association PARC - awaiting confirmation) in dialogue with the solutions put in place by the landless movement MST to promote sustainability and the permanence of peasants and traditional communities on their land (Dr. Kelli Mafort, Movimento dos trabalhadores rurais Sem Terra, MST);  

10. The struggle for housing in Brazil and the case of Vila Nova Palestina in São Paulo (Nanci Pittelkow, Coordinator Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Teto, MTST) in dialogue with Ethnic cleansing and gentrification in Palestine today (Prof. Munir Nuseibah, Al Quds University)  

11. Palestine as literature in the writings of Elias Khoury (Prof. Safa Jubran, University of São Paulo) in dialogue with Is there a current Palestinian narrative? (Selma Dabbagh, author, novelist, and director of the International Centre of Justice for the Palestinians)  

12. A new paradigm for the future of Palestine: what could a one-state look like? (Prof. Bashir Bashir, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute)


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