**POSTPONED** RCPI Spring Symposium: Narratives of Displacement and Belonging

Date: due to University precautions surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, this event has been POSTPONED. Thursday, April 2, 6:00–9:30 pm and Friday, April 3, 9:00 am–6:30 pm
Location: to be determined

The Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Spring 2020 Symposium, Narratives of Displacement and Belonging, has been POSTPONED until a date to be determined, due to University precautions surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and from Harvard University. As the University and RCPI continue to evaluate the situation, we will be in touch with resources, clarifications, and support.

For any additional programming questions, please contact RCPI staff.

Registration has been temporarily closed due to postponement.

Symposium Program (will be updated once more information is available)

Thursday, April 2

5:45–6:15 pm

Diane L. Moore

6:30–7:30 pm
Keynote: The Power and Paradox of Nonviolent Resistance
Erica Chenoweth

7:30–7:45 pm

7:45–9:15 pm
Special Screening of "Lyd in Exile" (Rough Cut) and Q&A
Rami Younis and Sarah Freiland

Friday, April 3


8:30–9:00 am

9:00–9:15 am
Dean David Hempton

9:15–9:45 am
Gaza Through Poetry
Mosab Abu Toha

9:45–10:45 am
Religion and Just Peace: Confronting Bias, Leveraging Privilege, Building Movement
Gregory Khalil in conversation with Marshall Ganz

10:45–11:00 am


11:00 am–12:00 pm
What Journalism Owes to Activism
Amira Hass

12:00–1:00 pm
A Transnational Lens to Policing & Incarcertaion
Rebecca Pierce

1:00–2:00 pm
Lunch Break


2:00–2:30 pm
Disrupting Injustice as an RCPI Concept
Diane L. Moore and Hilary Rantisi

2:30–3:15 pm
"Artivism," Black and Palestinian Power
Rami Younis and Philip Agnew


3:15–4:15 pm
Book Discussion: Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians
Atalia Omer, with responses from Marshall Ganz and Sara Roy

4:15–4:45 pm
Book Sales and Break

4:45–5:30 pm
Narratives of Displacement and Belonging
January Term Students Share Takeaways and Experiences
Sarah Strum, Hannah Wang, Yaseen Hashim, Aleiya Evison, and Jacob Ellis

5:30–6:30 pm
Co-Existence My Ass: A One-Woman Comedy Show
Noam Shuster

About the RCPI
This groundbreaking new four-year joint initiative between Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School includes a robust program of research, coursework, internships, professional collaboration, and programming to engage the roles religions play in contemporary Middle East culture, public policy, and international affairs.

Image: Mural in Al Riad Restaurant in Ramallah by Mohammad Joulani