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Podalot Episode 4

Ep. 4 On “South Africa to Gaza” with Ahmad Shokr, Sangina Patnaik, Alejandra Azuero-Quijano, and Sabeen Ahmed. Aydelotte Foundation director, Patricia White, speaks with four Swarthmore faculty members who have organized the speaker series, South Africa to Gaza: World History and the Politics of Responsibility

The South Africa to Gaza: World History and the Politics of Accountability Series draws its title and framing from the International Court of Justice hearings on the Convention to Prevent and Punish the Crime of Genocide as it relates to Gaza. The series is intended to create space for the sorts of thoughtful, informed dialogue on pressing contemporary issues that higher education aspires to produce by bringing internationally-renowned academics, journalists, artists, and legal experts to campus.


Events from the South Africa to Gaza Series

A Conversation with Peter Beinart: Israel and Gaza: Its Repercussions on American Campuses
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Science Center Room 101- Chang Hou Hall
Watch a recorded video of the event

The Crime of Genocide: International Law and Gaza: A Conversation with Noura Erakat
Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Science Center Room 101- Chang Hou Hall
Watch a recorded video of the event

The Impossible Genocidaire: Gaza, the Jewish State, and the Shadow of Auschwitz: A Talk by Nadia Abu El-Haj
Monday, March 25, 2024, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Lang Performing Arts Center Room (LPAC) 101 Cinema
Watch a recorded video of the event

A Conversation with Emily Jacir
Monday, April 1, 2024, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Science Center, Room 199

Naomi Klein: Israel, Palestine, and the Doppelganger Effect
Thursday, April 18, 2024, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Lang Performing Arts Center Room (LPAC) 102 Pearson-Hall Theatre

“South Africa to Gaza” is sponsored by the Aydelotte Foundation, the President’s Fund for Racial Justice, Swarthmore College Libraries, Arabic, Art History, Black Studies, Educational Studies, English Literature, French & Francophone Studies, History, the Intercultural Center, Islamic Studies, Modern Languages & Literatures, Peace & Conflict Studies, Religion, and Sociology & Anthropology.


Podalot is the podcast of the Aydelotte Foundation at Swarthmore College, an interdisciplinary research center that supports the creation and dissemination of knowledge about liberal arts education as it exists across the broadest possible range of contexts and institutions. The podcast facilitates conversations about critical investigations into higher education and the liberal arts. You can subscribe on SpotifyAmazon or Apple Podcasts to keep up to date with new episodes as they are released.