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The American Anthropological Association AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting 2023

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Special Event with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish


"Hatred: a contagious disease and public health threat"


Friday, Nov. 17th from 10 am - 12 pm Eastern Time Zone

Toronto, Canada

in Room 801B of the Convention Center in Toronto

"A Special Session with the five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, the Gaza Doctor, Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD, MPH, and a conversation with him regarding his life and work. Dr. Abuelaish found new meaning in the midst of tragedy.  Three of his daughters and a niece were killed by a tank shell during Israel’s December 2008-January 2009 offensive in the Gaza Strip. Abuelaish turned his intense grief and anger into reconciliation work and promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace activism. He is known as the “Martin Luther King of the Middle East.” One anthropologist has said, “I think Dr. Abuelaish is one of the most impressive human beings on the planet.” His book, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity, was a bestseller on five continents and has been translated into 23 languages. His work has characterized hatred as a pathology that can be analyzed through the tools of public health. Dr. Cynthia Saltzman, an Anthropologist at Rutgers University-Camden, NJ has organized and will Chair the session.”

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