Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Right 2 Education Project gets underway at the LSE!

Yasmin Ahmed
LSE SU Palestine Society

On Tuesday 21st February, Dr Marco Pinfari from the International Relations Department at the London School of Economics delivered the first in a series of five lectures being broadcast to students in Gaza as part of the LSE SU Palestine Society's 'Right 2 Education' Campaign.

Dr Pinfari delivering his lecture live via Skype to Gaza
Tuesday's lecture, "An Introduction into International Relations Theory" was broadcast live via Skype to the students from the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), a university that the LSE Students' Union is currently twinned with. Students from the IUG were gathered in one of their lecture theatres as Dr Pinfari gave an overview of the different schools of thought within International Relations and how they translate into state policies. The 40-minute lecture was followed by an interactive Q&A session, during which students came up to the stage to ask Dr Pinfari about further readings and how certain points he raised can be linked to the Palestinian struggle.

Isra Migdad, one of the students in Gaza who attended the lecture said that "Dr Pinfari simplified the three concepts of realism, liberalism and marxism and the handout he provided was very useful. I'm looking forward to the next lecture, where Dr Pinfari will link the three concepts to the Palestinian issue".

The next in this series of lectures will again be delivered by Dr Pinfari next week, followed by three further lectures from professors in the Law and International History departments.

For more information about this student-led project and to get involved, please email su.soc.palestine@lse.ac.uk

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