Question Time on Palestine. Organised by Medical Aid for Palestinians

Tuesday, 18 June, 2013 - 19:00

Palestine Question Time Event

You are invited to two special "Question Time" style events hosted by Medical Aid for Palestinians in Islington, London and Oxford. An expert panel will answer your questions about the obstacles Palestinians face living under occupation and as refugees, including the barriers to health. As part of this event we want to know what questions you would put to the panel. To pitch a question email us at or tweet us @medicalaidpal with the hashtag #PalestineQT

7.00pm Tuesday 18th June 2013, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BX

The Panel for our Oxford Palestine Question time is:

Tim Llewellyn worked for the BBC for 10 years as a Middle East correspondent. He has covered the Lebanese civil war, the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, the first Gulf War and the Israel-Palestine conflict. Since leaving the BBC in 1992, he has been a regular broadcast and print commentator on Middle East politics. He has also written Spirit of the Phoenix: Beirut and the Story of Lebanon.


Peter Kosminsky is a writer, director and producer. He directed The Promise, a four-part television series that aired in 2011, which crosses between the British Mandate of Palestine and the present day Israel/Palestine conflict. It focuses on a British soldier serving in the mandate, and the diary he wrote, which his granddaughter finds years later and reads while on a trip to Israel/Palestine. Mr Kosminsky will answer questions pertaining to his experiences around The Promise - its making, research and the reception it received.


Avi Shlaim is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford. He held a British Academy Research Professorship in 2003-6 and he was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2006. His books include Collusion across the Jordan: King Abdullah, the Zionist Movement, and the Partition of Palestine (1988); The Politics of Partition (1990 and 1998); War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History (1995); The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World (2000), Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace (2007), and Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations (2009).


Karma Nabulsi is Fellow in Politics at St Edmund Hall and lectures at the University of Oxford. Dr Nabulsi was a PLO representative between 1978-1990 in Beirut, Tunis and London. She has published a number of works on 18th and 19th century political thought, as well as on contemporary Palestinian politics of representation and refugees.

Chaired by Aimee Shalan, director of advocacy and communications for Medical Aid for Palestinians. Prior to MAP, Aimee was head of education at the Council for Arab-British Understanding and vice chair for Friends of Birzeit University. She also works as a freelance writer and has written for the Guardian's Saturday review. She used to teach at City University and Queen Mary, University of London, and holds a doctorate in the politics of Palestinian literature.



Oford Town Hall, Assembly Room

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