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Professor J. Kēhaulani Kauanui: Colonialism, Occupation, Apartheid

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The Kaleide Theatre

RMIT building 8 level 2 (lower Level)

360 Swanston Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Colonialism, Occupation, Apartheid: What is the difference, and what difference does it make for Israel-Palestine?

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Exploring legal and activist discourses regarding Israel-Palestine, this presentation critically examines the concept of sovereignty and the contradictions of self-determination through the limits of international law, while drawing out the particularity of settler colonialism and the distinctions between both occupation and apartheid. The aim is to discuss the critical differences between these three frameworks as forms of social domination, and understand the meaning of those differences for the project of decolonization.

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J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, is a Professor of American Studies and affiliate faculty in Anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she teaches courses on Indigenous studies, critical race studies, settler colonial studies, and anarchist studies. Kauanui is one of the six original co-founders of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), established in 2008. She also serves on the advisory board for the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI).

She is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University Press 2008) and Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism (Duke University Press 2018). She is also the editor of Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders (University of Minnesota Press 2018). Kauanui currently serves as a co-producer for an anarchist politics show called, “Anarchy on Air,” a majority-POC show co-produced with a group of Wesleyan students, which builds on her earlier work on another collaborative anarchist program called “Horizontal Power Hour.”

This event is proudly bought to you by RMIT's Office of Indigenous Education and Engagement, in partnership with the Australian Palestine Advocacy Network.

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