Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rackham Assembly Hall, 915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor
Journalist Amira Hass will present the 2008 Motorola Lecture at the University of Michigan on Tues., April 8. Entitled "Virility and Arms: Male Individualism in the Last Round of Israeli-Palestinian Bloodshed", the lecture, sponsored by the Women's Studies Department and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Rackham Assembly Hall, 915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor.Hass, an award winning author and writer for the daily Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz, is the only Israeli Jewish correspondent who lives full time in the West Bank. Deeply knowledgeable about issues of human rights and the current Palestinian situation, she has become one of the leading critics of Israeli policy. Her reporting of events and voicing of opinions that run counter to both official Israeli and Palestinian positions has exposed Hass to verbal attacks and opposition from authorities on both sides of the conflict. In her relentless quest for truth and justice in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Hass is the recipient of the Press Freedom Hero Award from the International Press Institute, the Bruno Kriesky Human Rights Award in 2002, the UNESCO /Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, and the inaugural award from the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund. Hass has published two books, Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege and Reporting from Ramallah: An Israeli Journalist in an Occupied Land.
The Motorola Lecture, established in 2001 with support from the Motorola Foundation, aims to expose U-M students to journalists addressing important issues concerning women and gender and to engage them in discussion about ways the media can reframe public understanding of complex issues. This talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for Middle East and North African Studies.This event is free and open to the public.