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Settler-Colonialism and Legal Ordering: Israel as a ‘Jewish and Democratic’ State

Start Date and Time:

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 5:00PM

End Date and Time:

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6:30PM


Dr. Mazen Masri (Senior Lecturer In Law And Deputy Associate Dean, City University Of London)

Dr. Mazen Masri joined the City Law School as a lecturer in September 2013. He has previously taught at the University of Toronto and York University in Toronto. Mazen is a qualified lawyer and a member of the Israeli Bar Association. He has worked as a lawyer and consultant, and has served as legal advisor to the Negotiations Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). His academic work has appeared legal and interdisciplinary journals such as Social and Legal Studies, Asian Journal of International Law and International Journal of Law in Context as well as scholarly e-zines and blogs. Today’s talk is based on his book, The Dynamics of Exclusionary Constitutionalism: Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State, published in 2017 as part of Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law Series.

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  • Middle East History and Theory Workshop


Natalie Zemon Davis Conference Room 2098, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3 view full map




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