Join the International Center for 9/11 Justice and UK Column on Sunday, January 7, 2024, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM EST for a deep-probing symposium on the government of Israel’s unfolding genocide of the Palestinian people.
The “Genocide and Empire” symposium will examine US and Israeli geopolitical motivations behind the brutal onslaught of Gaza. It will also explore the possibility that Israel allowed the October 7th attacks to happen in order to create a pretext for its ongoing military campaign.
Featured speakers will include Professor Richard Falk (international law expert), Professor Atif Kubursi (economist focused on international trade and development), Vanessa Beeley (independent journalist focused on Middle East affairs), Dr. Aaron Good (political scientist focused on US hegemony), and Kevin Ryan (editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies).
Each speaker will give a presentation in their respective area of expertise as it relates to the current events in Gaza, the West Bank, and the region. After the presentations, the speakers will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Piers Robinson.
Audience members will be invited to submit questions to be discussed by the panel. We anticipate there being many questions and we look forward to addressing as many of them as possible.
A video of the symposium will be posted shortly afterward.
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‘Genocide and Empire’ Program
1:00 to 1:05 PM EST
Dr. Piers Robinson
Genocide and Self-Defense under International Law
1:05 to 1:35 PM EST
Professor Richard Falk
Oil, Canals and Trade Routes: Economic Factors Underlying the Ongoing Genocide
1:35 to 2:05 PM EST
Professor Atif Kubursi
Identifying Structural Deep Events and State Crimes Against Democracy in Real Time
2:05 to 2:25 PM EST
Hegemonic Panic: October 7 as a Deep Event
2:25 to 2:55 PM EST
Dr. Aaron Good
Containing Escalation: How the Resistance axis is sabotaging US intent to escalate the conflict beyond Palestine
2:55 to 3:15 PM EST
3:15 to 4:00 PM EST
Moderated by Dr. Piers Robinson
Professor Richard Falk is a professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University. From 2008 to 2014, he served as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967. He has published extensively, including multiple books about international law and the United Nations.
Professor Atif Kubursi is a professor emeritus of economics at McMaster University. In 1982, he joined the United Nations Industrial Organization as Senior Development Officer. In 2006, he was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA). He has published extensively in the areas of macroeconomics, economic development strategies, international trade, impact analysis, and regional planning.
Vanessa Beeley is an independent journalist and photographer who has worked extensively on the ground in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and Palestine. In 2017, she was a finalist for one of the most prestigious journalism awards, the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. She contributes regularly to Mint Press News, Russia Today, UK Column, The Last American Vagabond, Sputnik radio, 21st Century Wire, and many other independent media outlets.
Dr. Aaron Good has a PhD in Political Science from Temple University. His dissertation, “American Exception: Hegemony and the Tripartite State,” examined the state, elite criminality, and US hegemony. Today, Good is host of the podcast “American Exception,” which has produced hundreds of episodes exploring state criminality, geopolitics, militarism, and the political economy of empire.
Kevin Ryan has worked as a chemist and laboratory manager for nearly thirty years. In 2006, Ryan joined the newly formed Journal of 9/11 Studies as co-editor, a position he holds to this day. Ryan has authored or co-authored many articles on 9/11 and has also contributed to several books on the subject. His own book, Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects, was released in 2013. He currently serves on the board of directors of the International Center for 9/11 Justice.
Dr. Piers Robinson is co-director of the Organisation for Propaganda Studies, convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media, associated researcher with the Working Group on Propaganda and the 9/11 Global “War on Terror,” member of PANDA and BerlinGroup21, and co-editor of Propaganda in Focus. His most recent academic appointment was Chair/Professor in Politics, Society and Political Journalism (University of Sheffield 2016–2019). He currently serves on the board of directors of the International Center for 9/11 Justice.