Telos resources local leaders and the accomplished array of artists, activists, and change makers that make up our network to provide high-quality events for the Telos community. Join us for one of these upcoming events soon!
What does annexation mean? Who's trying to annex what? How does the U.S. factor into annexation decisions? Join us as we answer these questions and more. Our speakers for this webinar are: Attorney Emily Schaeffer Omer-Man has been on the front lines of the legal battle for Palestinian human rights for over a decade and has built transnational corporate accountability cases alongside some of the world's premier legal experts. Khaled Elgindy is a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute. He is the author of the newly-released book, Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump, published by Brookings Institution Press in April 2019. He previously served as a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution (2010-18). Prior to arriving at Brookings, he served as an adviser to the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah on permanent status negotiations with Israel from 2004 to 2009, and was a key participant in the Annapolis negotiations of 2007-08.
We’ll be hosting our next Telos Movie Club with Robi Damelin of the Parents Circle on One Day After Peace. The film documents Robi’s journey as she returns to her native South Africa to see if there are lessons from South Africa’s experience with Truth and Reconciliation Committees that can help Israel/Palestine.
Book Club - Born A Crime
Thursday, June 11th, time TBA
Telos recently began expanding our programming in South Africa. Join us to discuss a staff favorite - a required pre-read for these trips - and meet some of our new South African partners!
Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.
Stay tuned for more information, but in the meantime, you can find the book here. We also highly recommend the audiobook version, read by Trevor, available through Audible.