Jeff Halper, an American-Israeli cultural anthropologist who co-founded the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions in 1997 and serves as its coordinating director, will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in 1002 Giedt Hall on the UC Davis campus. His topic will be “Between Solutions: Where Are We Headed in Israel/Palestine?”
Halper has taught anthropology at Haifa and Ben-Gurion universities. His academic research has focused on the history of Jerusalem in the modern era, contemporary Israeli culture and the Middle East conflict.
The Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions serves to challenge and resist the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes. The group has organized and led nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience against Israel’s policies and practices employed in the occupied territories.
The event is co-sponsored by the Sociocultural Wing of the department of anthropology, the UC Davis Students for Justice in Palestine and Graduate Students for Critical Palestine-Israel Studies.