FMEP non-resident fellow Maha Nassar speaks with Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine members Malak Afaneh and Risa Nagel about the pro-BDS bylaw that nine Berkeley Law student clubs passed last fall, the national uproar that followed, and where things stand now.
Recorded on March 6, 2023
Malak Afaneh is a second-year law student at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and co-president of its student club, Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine (LSJP).
Risa Nagel is a second-year law student at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and a member of its student club, Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine (LSJP).
Maha Nassar is an associate professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona, where she specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the modern Arab world. Her award-winning book, Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World (Stanford University Press, 2017), examines how Palestinian intellectuals connected to global decolonization movements during the mid-twentieth century. She is working on her next book, a global history of Palestine’s people.