“Eyeless in Gaza: Blindly Oblivious to the Blindingly Obvious”: A conversation with Dr. Amir Ali

24 January 2024, 12:45 pm CET / 5:15 pm IST, via Zoom

Join us for a conversation for and on Gaza and to discuss Dr. Amir Ali’s latest piece ‘Eyeless in Gaza: Blindly Oblivious to the Blindingly Obvious‘ published in Economic and Political Weekly. In this conversation, Dr. Ali will contextualize the current violence against Gaza and discuss how anti-Palestinian discourse relates to wider global issues such as populism and right wing movements. 

We encourage you to read the piece (you can access it here), but are welcome to join if you didn’t get a chance to. 

This event, co-organized with Khushbu Sharma, is part of our Palestine Solidarity Series. We think of this series as our place to breathe and think together about solidarity, resistance, decolonization, and their limits. Equally important, the shared space we are claiming here is one of empathy. Bearing that in mind, we want to ensure our space is open for all while maintaining a dialogic approach to discussions where inflammatory or hate speech of any kind will not be tolerated.

About the speaker: 

Dr. Amir Ali teaches at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India. He has wide ranging interests in issues related to Political Theory, Global Studies, Multiculturalism, Secularism and Group Rights. He was an Agatha Harrison Memorial Visiting Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford between 2012 and 2014. He has authored several articles and two books: ‘South Asian Islam and British Multiculturalism’ published from Routledge in 2016 and ‘Brexit and Liberal Democracy, Populism, Sovereignty, and the Nation-State’ in 2021.