The Kashmir-Palestine Conversations Series: Economic Dimensions

23 November 2022

This month’s Kashmir Palestine Conversation (#2) will address “Economic Dimensions” and feature short presentations from Dr Sobhi Samour (Al Quds University – Bard) and Dr Mehroosh Tak (RVC), and will be moderated by Abdalla Moaswes (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter).

This event will take place on Wednesday 23 November 2022, at 5pm in Jerusalem, 3pm in the UK, and 8.30pm in Srinagar.

To register to attend this webinar, please register here.

The event will also be made available on CBRL’s YouTube channel.

The Kashmir-Palestine Conversations Series aims to create space for dialogue, networking and knowledge exchange between scholars of both Kashmir and Palestine. The series is organized by the Kashmir-Palestine Scholars Solidarity Network – an initiative conceived out of a British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Seed Grant awarded to scholars at the Council for British Research in the Levant (Dr Toufic Haddad) and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) (Dr Emma Brännlund) in early 2020.

About the speakers

Dr Mehroosh Tak is a lecturer in Agribusiness at RVC. She is an applied economist researching agricultural policies and food systems in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Much of her work evaluates nutrition-sensitivity of programmes and policies using approaches from development economics including micro-econometrics and mixed methods. Dr Tak regularly provides monitoring and evaluation expertise on food systems and nutrition financing to international donors, such as the Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF and the Gates Foundation.

Dr Sobhi Samour is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Al-Quds University, Bard College for Arts and Sciences in Jerusalem (AQB). He chairs the Economics and Finance Program, as well as the newly launched Social Thought, Economy, and Policy Program. In 2017, he was the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Fellow and postdoctoral research scholar at the Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University, where he worked on a comparative political economy of indigenous labor under settler colonialism. He has published on Palestinian trade policy reform, Palestinian labor in Israel and the Palestinian Authority’s neoliberal economic policy reforms. He has also worked as a consultant and researcher for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Development Program in Timor-Leste, and the Palestinian Economic Policy Research Institute.

Abdulla Moaswes is a Doctoral student at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter engaged on PhD research exploring Palestine and Kashmir political economy and ecology of colonial occupation