CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents
Journalist & correspondent for the Occupied Territories, Haaretz; Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow, Religious Literacy Project, Harvard Divinity School
Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories. Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she studied the history of Nazism and the European Left’s relation to the Holocaust. Her book Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land under Siege is an account of the three-year period during which she lived in Palestinian enclave of Gaza. Her other books include Reporting from Ramallah: An Israeli Journalist in an Occupied Land and Diary of Bergen-Belsen: 1944–1945. Hass has been the recipient of several awards, including the World Press Freedom Hero award from the International Press Institute, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation, the Reporters Without Borders Prize for Press Freedom, and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Hass joined Haaretz in 1989 and has been in her current position since 1993. She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997.
Amira will join the Religious Literacy Project, Harvard Divinity School, for the spring semester of 2020. While at Harvard, she will be working on her book project. In this book, she plans to describe the external and internal processes of creating the Palestinian Bantaustans – separated and potentially disconnected enclaves of limited self-rule in the West Bank and Gaza.
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Liz Flanagan