Prof. Bashar Malkawi: Stumbling Blocks to Palestinian Development

In 2008, the unemployment rate in the Gaza Strip reached 71%. The Palestinian economy is endemically weak, in part due to its split geography between Gaza and the West Bank, and its challenges have been exacerbated by political instability, conflict, and the COVID-19 crisis. In this episode, our Middle East Events Officer, Shariq Haidery, speaks … Continue reading Prof. Bashar Malkawi: Stumbling Blocks to Palestinian Development

Dr Sa’ed Atshan: ‘Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique’

Middle East Events Officer, Caitlin Hennessy, speaks with Dr Sa'ed Atshan Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College and who is currently on sabbatical a Visiting Scholar in Middle Eastern Studies at University of California, Berkley about his recent publication 'Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique'. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ZyErTQMaElfWyLplrVPzD?si=vO92Wm0mSu2xJSzm3AhGyQ Interview by Caitlin Hennessy. … Continue reading Dr Sa’ed Atshan: ‘Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique’

COVID-19 and the Developing World: An Update

So far the UK has managed to stay within the capacity of its ventilator stock, despite early concerns that it would be insufficient. With over 11,000 of the potentially life saving machines, there is one for roughly every 6,000 people in the UK. By contrast, the New York Times estimates that there are over 20 … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Developing World: An Update

COVID-19: Some Thoughts on the Developing World

As this is my first President's post, hopefully of many, since Mia and I were elected as co-Presidents for next term, I had planned to do a bit of an introduction and an overview of our plans for OxSID over the coming months. But with the  pandemic rapidly entering every aspect of day-to-day life and … Continue reading COVID-19: Some Thoughts on the Developing World