Raja Shehadeh is a Palestinian lawyer, author and founder of the pioneering, nonpartisan human rights organization Al-Haq. He has authored several books about international law, human rights, and the Middle East including Palestinian Walks: Forays into a Vanishing Landscape, for which he won the UK Orwell Prize.
In A Rift in Time: Travels with my Ottoman Uncle Mr. Shehadeh follows the story of his great-great uncle Najib, a journalist living in Palestine under the Ottoman empire who was forced into hiding after receiving a death sentence for expressing opposition to Ottoman involvement in the first world war.
Foundation for Middle East Peace,
American Task Force on Palestine,
Arab American Institute,
Middle East Institute and
Churches for Middle East Peace
Speaker: Raja Shehadeh