Professor Daniel McGowan presents his views on peace in the Middle East
(March 19, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.– Hobart and William Smith have heard from speakers Elie Wiesel, Hanan Ashrawi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Edward Said and Noam Chomsky. Now Professor Daniel McGowan will offer an entirely different “road map to peace” in his talk “RighteousJews.org,” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, in Stern Hall 103. Both the talk and the reception following are open to members of the HWS and greater Geneva communities.
“Creating a list of Jews who favor a 'one-state solution,' where all people have equal rights of citizenship, is an exercise that is proactive, political and provocative,” says McGowan. “It is a cry for equality. It is a cry for recognition. It is a tactic for calling on the world to recognize that the other half of the population in historical Palestine has also been victimized.”
An economics professor, McGowan has taught about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the past 15 years. He is the director of Deir Yassin Remembered, a nonprofit organization of Jews and non-Jews working to build a memorial on the west side of Jerusalem to the Arab victims of Jewish terrorism in 1948. McGowan holds a B.A. from Cornell University, M.A. from Stanford University, M.B.A. from Bucknell University, and a Ph.D. from Penn State University.
Initiated in 2004, the Provost's Series features HWS professors and instructors at the podium.