A Century after Balfour: Settler Colonialism and World History

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Date / time
Date(s) - 18 October
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Queen Mary, University of London, Arts Two Lecture Theatre


Presented by the Queen Mary Public History Unit – Marking the centenary of the Balfour declaration, Dr Yossef Rapoport speaks on Settler Colonialism and World History.

The Balfour Declaration has too often has been discussed within a narrow and partisan framework of Jewish, Arab or Middle Eastern history. Much has been made of British imperial interests, and British inflated views of worldwide Jewish power.

This lecture will offer instead a global and comparative perspective, viewing Zionism as a case of settler colonialism, which has much in common with European colonization in North America, South Africa and Australia.