March 22, 2019 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC
"Palestine has been silenced, intimidated, bullied, criminalized, policed and smeared at San Francisco State both by organizations within and outside the university." Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, 2018 conference


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Ali Abunimah is a journalist and the co-founder and executive director of the widely acclaimed The Electronic Intifada, a nonprofit, independent online publication focusing on Palestine.

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago, Abunimah is a frequent speaker on the Middle East, contributing regularly to numerous publications.

He is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse (Metropolitan Books, 2006) and The Battle for Justice in Palestine (Haymarket Books, 2014).

Abunimah has been an active part of the movement for justice in Palestine for 20 years, and was the recipient of a 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship.


Walter L. Hixson is the author of a half-dozen books on the history of U.S. foreign relations. He has taught history for 36 years and is currently distinguished professor of history at the University of Akron.

Hixson’s books include American Foreign Relations: A New Diplomatic History (Routledge, 2016); American Settler Colonialism: A History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); The Myth of American Diplomacy: National Identity and U.S. Foreign Policy (Yale University Press, 2008); Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture and the Cold War, 1945-1961 (St. Martin’s, 1997); and George F. Kennan: Cold War Iconoclast (Columbia University Press, 1989).

Hixson’s forthcoming book, Israel’s Armor: The Israel Lobby in the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict (Cambridge University Press, Spring 2019) is a groundbreaking history, using untapped source material, about Israel and its U.S. lobby’s impact on American foreign policy since 1948.