Israeli scholar to deliver lecture
Israeli scholar and world-renowned linguist, author and media commentator, Professor Tanya Reinhart, will deliver the Edward Said Memorial Lecture at the University of Adelaide on Saturday 7 October.
Professor Reinhart is an Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Media Studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Her second book, A Road Map to Nowhere: Israel/Palestine since 2003, is due for release this year.
Reinhart's timely book has been described as a "searing exposť of the peace process", giving readers an insight into the Israel-Palestinian crisis and the propaganda that affects its coverage.
It argues that the current situation has brought no real progress and that, under cover of diplomatic successes, Israel is using the road map to strengthen its grip on the remaining occupied territories.
Sponsored by the Australian Friends of Palestine Association, the lecture honours the memory of Palestinian Edward Said, one of the most widely known intellectuals in the world until his death in 2003.
The University of Adelaide hosted the highly regarded Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk at last year's inaugural Edward Said Memorial Lecture, which attracted a capacity crowd in Elder Hall.
Tickets for this year's lecture are $10. To book, visit the website www.adelaide.edu.au/esml