This international conference was held with the participation of Arab, Jewish, European and American researchers. The conference focused upon theoretical questions surrounding collective rights and the panel discussed the implications of these questions for the Palestinians in Israel.

Day One: Saturday December 14, 2002
16:00-16:30
Gathering and Registration
16:30-16:45
Greetings and Opening Remarks
16:45-18:30
PANEL 1: Collective rights in Multiethnic States: The Case of Israel Chair and Discussant: Ahmad Sa’di, Ben-Gurion University

Prof. Nadim Rouhana, ‘Mada al-Carmel: Arab Center for Applied Social Research’ and Tel Aviv University “National Identity and Collective Rights: The Question of Collective Rights for the Palestinian Citizens in Israel”

Hassan Jabareen, ‘Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel’ “The Relevance of Self-determination for the Arabs in Israel”

Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University “The Illusion of Citizenship: Minority Mobilization in Ethnocratic Societies”
18:30-19:15
Reception
19:15-21:00
DINNER AND FEATURED SPEAKER

Adi Ophir, Tel Aviv University “Occupation and Citizenship”

Day Two: Sunday December 15, 2002
8:30-9:00
Gathering and Late Registration
9:00-11:00
PANEL 2: Collective Rights and Individual Rights Chair and Discussant: Yossi Yonah, Ben-Gurion University

Henry Steiner, Harvard Law School “Autonomy Regimes and Human Rights”

Yoav Peled, Tel Aviv University “From Brunn to Nazareth: National-Cultural Autonomy in Historical Perspective”

Raif Zreik, Harvard Law School “Group Rights: Notes on the Question of Representation”
11:00-11:15
Break
11:15-13:15
PANEL 3: State Structure and Collective Rights

Chair and Discussant: As’ad Ghanem, Haifa University

Iris Marion Young, Chicago University “Relational Autonomy and Models of Federalism”

Amal Jamal, University of Pennsylvania and ‘Mada al-Carmel: Arab Center for Applied Social Research “Redefining Majority Rule in the Jewish State: Law Making and the Predicament of Equal Citizenship”

Gad Barzilai, Tel Aviv University “Collective Rights and Conflict Resolution"
13:15-14:45
Lunch
14:45-16:30
PANEL 4: Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination

Chair and Discussant: Marwan Dalal, ‘Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel’

Rima Hammami, Bir Zeit University “Gender and Citizenship: The Case of Transitional Palestine”

Jamil Dakwar, New York University “The Right to Self-Determination of the Indians in the US: Aspirations and Realities”

Catriona Drew, University of Glasgow “The Right of Self-Determination Under International Law”
16:30-16:45
Break
16:45-18:00
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Azmi Bishara, Member of Knesset and ‘Muwatin – The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy’. “Collective Rights and Politics of Identity”

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