Film Screening: The Judge

Tuesday, March 5 6 – 8 p.m.

Fromm Hall - FR 115 - Berman Room

For more information, please contact Aaron Hahn Tapper at, or Oren Kroll-Zeldin at

Kholoud Al-Faqih, first female judge on the Middle East's Shari'a Law Courts

This three-part series engages scholars, activists, and artists about some of the multiple layers of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

  • Tuesday, March 5, 6 pm (Fromm Hall, Berman Room): Screening of The Judge. This documentary film looks at an incredibly inspirational female Shari’a judge in Israel/Palestine, Kholoud Al-Faqih, who was the first female Shari’a judge in the Middle East. Following the film, we will have a short discussion about the implications of the film.
  • Thursday, March 21, 5:30 pm (Fromm Hall, Maraschi Room): “Between the Wall and the Mall: Israelis and Palestinians in Post-Oslo Jerusalem.” Postdoctoral Scholar at UCSD Dr. Marik Shtern will discuss the geopolitics of conflict, class, and public space in contemporary Jerusalem.
  • Monday, April 8, 5:30 pm (Fromm Hall, Berman Room): “Gaza: Past, Present, and Future.” This panel discussion features three activists from Gaza—Lara Aburamadan, Ahmed Alkhatib, and Jehad Saftawi—who will together discuss the contemporary situation in Gaza and will share creative strategies to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in this coastal enclave.

Co-sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.