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Public Lecture
Global News Chat - Israeli–Palestinian Conflict
What’s Happening? Its Historical Root and Recent Development
Date 日期:  25 Oct 2023
Time 時間: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Venue 地點: GE Gatherland (MB240, 2/F, Main Building)
Speaker(s) 講師: Guest Host: Dr. Daniel Marwecki 
Student Curator: Kitty Ngai 
Summary 內容: We are living in a globalised world with news circulating across the Internet, through social media, and other online avenues in an instant. Just by tapping your smartphone, you can catch a glimpse of the latest news happening thousands of miles away. To facilitate in-depth understanding and discussion on significant international and regional news, Global News Chat invites students from various backgrounds to share their personal views and insights on the issues they care about.

If you want to hear and share the latest developments on the topics below and how they are related to you, please do not miss this chance. Register and join us on Global News Chat! Prior knowledge about the issues is not required; come along and learn more from our HKU peers.

Previous discussion topics include the  Gender bias in K-pop,  US-Chinese RelationsRussian-Ukrainian conflictOne Belt One Road, etc.

#Session 4 - Israeli–Palestinian Conflict: What’s Happening? Its historical root and recent development
The recent attack of Hamas brought the world’s attention back to one of the world’s longest continuing conflicts, Israel - Palestine. Information online has exploded and opinions are becoming polarised. To gain a nuanced understanding of this issue, you probably need more than “A simple guide” online. In this session, Dr. Marwecki will share his insights on the conflict. Students regardless of academic disciplines and stances are welcome to join and engage in the discussion. 

Date: 25/10/2023 (Wed)
Time:16:30 – 18:00
Venue:GE Gatherland 240 (MB240, 2/F, Main Building)
Guest Host:Dr. Daniel Marwecki (Lecturer, Department of Politics and Public Administration, HKU)
Student Curator:Kitty Ngai (BSocSc, Year 4)


Bio of Speaker(s) 講者簡介:  
host1Dr. Daniel Marwecki (Lecturer, Department of Politics and Public Administration, HKU)

Dr. Marwecki’s research focuses on international relations in the middle-east region, including the Israel-Palestinian conflict. He has published a book Germany and Israel: Whitewashing and Statebuilding concerning Germany and Israel’s diplomatic dynamic.

host 2Kitty Ngai (BSocSc, Year 4) 

Kitty is a final year student majoring in politics. She has a broad range of interests in the field and always welcomes discussions.