Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry and Global Mental Health (via Zoom)


Friday, March 12, 2021, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Online Only

“The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians"

Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)


Sa’ed Atshan, Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College.


Katharina Galor, Hirschfeld Associate Professor in Judaic Studies and Urban Studies, Brown University.


Sadeq Rahimi

This seminar is cosponsored by the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Speaker Bios:

Sa’ed Atshan, PhD is Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College. He is spending the 2020-2021 academic year as a Visiting Professor of Anthropology and Visiting Scholar in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He previously served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.  He earned a Joint PhD in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies and an MA in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.  He received his BA from Swarthmore in 2006. His research interests are at the intersection of peace and conflict studies, the anthropology of policy, critical development studies and gender and sexuality studies. He has two recent books, both of which were published in the Spring 2020. Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique (Stanford University Press) and the co-authored (with Katharina Galor) The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians (Duke University Press). Dr. Atshan has been awarded multiple grants and fellowships, including from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Open Society Foundations, National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Woodrow Wilson National Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. He is also the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship and a Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace. He has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union, the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, Human Rights Watch, Seeds of Peace,the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department, and the Government of Dubai.  He is also a Palestinian, Quaker, and LGBTQ human rights activist.

Katharina Galor, PhD is the Hirschfeld Associate Professor in Judaic Studies and Urban Studies at Brown University. She specializes in the visual and material culture of Israel/Palestine. Her publications include The Archaeology of Jerusalem: From the Origins through the Ottomans (Yale University Press, 2013; co-authored with Hanswulf Bloedhorn) and Finding Jerusalem: Archaeology between Science and Ideology (University of California Press, 2017).