Tilley to Speak on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois Wesleyan Political Science Department will welcome Southern Illinois University Professor of Political Science Virginia Tilley to speak about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Tilley will speak at The Ames Library's Beckman Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26. This event is free and open to the public.

Tilley specializes in the politics surrounding ethnic and racial conflict with a focus on Israel and Palestine. She holds an MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's in Arab Studies from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Her research has focused on the politics of indigenous peoples and settler-colonialism in Israel-Palestine, Central America, South Africa and Oceania.

She is the author of The One State Solution (U of Wisconsin Press, 2005), editor of Beyond Occupation: Apartheid, Colonialism and International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Pluto Press, 2012) and co-author of a 2017 United Nations report, Israeli Practices regarding the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid.

Tilley has presented her work at numerous conferences all over the world and on speaking tours in France, Italy and Switzerland.

By Samira Kassem ’21