The Conflict over the Conflict: Why Israel-Palestine Still Matters

FUF Lund and Rädda Barnen Lund local group welcome you to a lecture with Anders Persson, a senior lecturer and expert on the role of the European Union in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This conflict has been one of the longest and most complex in the world, involving not only the Middle Eastern countries, but many other countries around the globe. Following this, it is important to ask why the years of conflict have not yet come to an end. So why does the Israel-Palestine conflict still matter?

This event is in collaboration with Rädda Barnen Lund local group. The lecture is free and open for everyone (it is not possible to participate online).

About the speaker

Anders Persson's research interest is the role of the European Union in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He teaches at Linnaeus University, where he holds lectures concerning this subject. He has written three books on this topic, of which the latest is EU Diplomacy and the Israeli-Arab Conflict, 1967–2019 (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). He has also published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Journal of European Integration, and Middle East Critique. He serves as expert commentator for Swedish TV / radio / press on Israel-Palestine and contributes regularly to Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, Al Jazeera English, Politico EU and EU Observer.

After the presentation, there will be time for conversation and questions!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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