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Conflict in Cities: Jerusalem and Belfast




Series: Olive Tree Middle East Forum.

Location: Room A130, College Building.

JerusalemThe recent resurgence of violence on the Israeli-Palestinian front has led to speculation that a third Intifada is underway. Yet this latest wave of violence is distinctive in that so many of the Palestinian knife attacks on Jewish Israelis, and related security crackdowns on Arab neighbourhoods, are concentrated in East Jerusalem. In this Forum we shall examine the political geography of conflict in urban settings where the population is divided and intermixed. To do so, we have invited two speakers who have been researching the subject of conflict in cities over a number of years.

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BelfastDr Wendy Pullan is Reader in Architectural and Urban Studies and Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge.

Prof Liam O’Dowd is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for International Borders Research at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Both panellists have been leading a major research project entitled Conflict in Cities and the Contested State. The main research sites of which are Jerusalem and Belfast, two very distinctive cities – one central to the Middle East and one firmly embedded in the West – and both at different stages of national conflict and peace-building.

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6.00pm - 7.30pmThursday 26th November 2015

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

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