- Created on Friday, 07 August 2009 13:46
By Afro-Middle East Centre
The Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC), yesterday hosted a dinner for Malaysian former Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, with a number of community leaders, activists and politicians.
Anwar was the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, serving under Mahathir Muhammad, from 1993-1998. He also served as Minister of Finance of Malaysia from 1991 to 1998, and, before that, as Education Minister.
- Created on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 15:29
Well-known American academic, Professor Norman Finkelstein, will visit South Africa from the 12 - 21 August 2009, presenting a series of lectures and seminars around the country.
The Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC), together with the University of Johannesburg's Centre for Study of Democracy (CSD) and the WITS University's School of Social Sciences will host the Gauteng leg of Finklestein tour from the 12 - 16 August 2009, which will include three seminars and one public lecture.
- Created on Sunday, 28 June 2009 02:00
By Afro-Middle Centre
The Executive Director of the Afro-Middle East Centre, Na'eem Jeenah, last week presented two papers at a conference convened by the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, Canada. About 60 speakers presented papers at the conference, which had the theme "Israel/Palestine: Mapping Models of Statehood and Paths to Peace".
The three-day conference, from the 22 to the 24 June 2009, attracted some 200 participants from all over the world. Despite attempts by the Zionist lobby in Toronto to pressurise the Canadian government, which indirectly funded the event, to review the conference, it went ahead and was a massive success. The first day witnessed a protest outside the university gates organised by the Jewish Defense League.