Events and Activities Associated with the Crisis in Israel and Gaza

November 8, 2023

The events and activities included here are compiled from information shared or publicized by event organizers and are among those engaged in by members of the Yale community. They reflect a range of intellectual inquiry and perspective.  The list was last updated January 16, 2024.


Antisemitism in a Post October 7th World
January 22, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. | Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall
Slifka Center
Rabbi Diana Fersko, senior rabbi at The Village Temple in Manhattan, and author of “We Need to Talk About Antisemitism” will be visiting Yale University and giving a Public Lecture.

Antisemitism and Racism: A Shared History
January 24, 2024 | 4:00 p.m. | Online Webinar
Yale program for the Study of Antisemitism
This webinar, featuring Magda Teter, Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies at Fordham University, will explore the interplay between Christian theology, law, and the legal exclusion of Jews and Black people in modern times.

Islamophobia Yesterday and Today
February 6, 2024 | 4:30 p.m. | HQ L01
Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism, American Studies, MacMillan Council on Middle East Studies, Whitney Humanities Center, and the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration
A lecture featuring speaker Rozina Ali, author, journalist, and Franke Visiting Fellow, will discuss islamophobia and thinking through similarities and differences between the post 9/11 and post 10/07 eras.

How to Think about Antisemitism and Islamophobia
February 20, 2024 | 4:30 p.m. | Humanities Quadrangle L01  
Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration
A panel discussion featuring, Rozina Ali, Author, journalist and Franke Visiting Fellow, Whitney Humanities Center, and Mark Oppenheimer, Author of Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood and Vice President, American Jewish University

Past Events and Activity


Minorities on the Table: In Peace & Unrest
December 8, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. | Timothy Dwight College, Thompson Room
Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program
Tamim Saad, 2023 Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellow, discusses his journey in the Israeli public sphere, including his experience within the Special Forces and fostering an equitable and inclusive Israeli society.

Chanukah for Ceasefire
December 7, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. | Cross Campus – Women’s Table
Jews for Ceasefire
Jews for Ceasefire are hosting a Chanukah gathering to light candles, sing Chanukah songs, and call for a sustained ceasefire.

A Conversation with Arab-Israeli Activist Yoseph Haddad
December 7, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. | RSVP Required for Location
Slifka Center, Yale Friends of Israel
This speaker event will feature Yoseph Haddad, Arab-Israeli activitst, journalist, and CEO of the “Together - Vouch for Each Other” association that works to connect the Arab-Israeli society to the broader Israeli society.

The Personal and the Political: Palestinian Poetry by Mahmoud Darwish
December 6, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. | AACC Game Room
Asian American Cultural Center
The AACC’s Political Action and Education team hosts a poetry reading and discussion of Mahmoud Darwish’s work, including a raffle of some of his books.

Coping with Tragedy and War: The Jewish Way to Deal with Crisis
December 6, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. | Slifka Chapel
Slifka Center
Rabbi Leo Dee will host a speaker event - Coping with Tragedy and War: The Jewish Way to Deal with Crisis

Native Bias: Overcoming Discrimination Against Immigrants
December 5, 2023 | 2:30 p.m. | LUCE, 203
Yale MacMillan Center Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses
Drawing from original surveys, survey experiments, and novel field experiments, Professor Sambanis will discuss his recent book on the topic of Middle East migration to Europe with co-authors Donghyun Danny Choi and Mathias Poertner.

Ameera Harouda on Life during War as Mother and Journalist
December 5, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. | WLH 119
Yalies4Palestine, Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, Yale Women’s Center, and the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration
Ameera Harouda is a pioneering woman fixer in Gaza, Palestine, dedicated to reporting the region for nearly two decades. At this event, Harouda discusses her challenging decision to leave Gaza in light of ongoing events.

December Dean’s Dialogue
December 5, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. | Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
Yale College Dean’s Office
December’s dialogue, with Jackson School Senior Fellows Ross Douthat and Emma Sky, will continue discussion of the human dimensions of the Israel-Hamas conflict and also consider its political and strategic implications.

Israel/Palestine: Legal and Humanitarian Considerations
December 4, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. | Horchow Hall, GM Room
Jackson School of Global Affairs Graduate Students, Genocide Studies Program
A moderated discussion between experts in international humanitarian law, atrocity crime prevention, and the Responsibility to Protect on legal and humanitarian considerations in the context of the Israel-Gaza War. Speakers: World Fellow Federica Du Pasquier, Prof. Oona Hathaway (YLS), and external speaker Jahaan Pittalwala of the Global Centre for R2P, moderated by Prof. Asli Bali (YLS)


Can You Hear Us Now? Research & the Temporalities of War
November 30, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. | Location TBD
Darry Li (University of Chicago), Zainab Saleh (Haverford College), and Esmat Elhalaby (University of Toronto) discuss Iraq, Palestine, and researching war, empire, and solidarity movements.

Evening with Lian Najami
November 30, 2023
Yale Slifka Center, Yale Friends of Israel
This speaker event will feature Lian Najami, the first Arab-Israeli Rhodes Scholar, and inclusion advocate, and a sought-after international public speaker. 

Ceasefire Now: MSA’s United  
November 29, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. | Cross Campus
Yale MSA, UConn Stamford MSA, ECSU MSA, SCSU MSA, WCSU MSA, U. New Haven MSA
MSA’s and other university organizations all over Connecticut are participating in a silent protest on their campuses in solidarity with Palestine.

Foodways and Placemaking Among Muslim South Asian Women in the US
November 28, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. | LUCE, 203
Yale MacMillan Center: Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses
This talk by Professor Farha Ternikar explores the significance of foodways for Muslim Indian immigrant women in the United States. 

November Dean’s Dialogue
November 16, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. | Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
Yale College Dean’s Office  
Featuring literary critic Feisal Mohamed, Professor of English, and poet and translator Peter Cole, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies. This speaker event will talk about the importance of difficult conversations on the path to understanding the October 7 attacks in southern Israel and the ongoing crisis in Gaza.

Gabor Rona, “International Law and the Israel-Hamas Conflict
November 16, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. | SLB Room 127
Yale Law School
Please join Professor Gabor Rona for a discussion on the frameworks of international law relevant to the Israel/Hamas conflict, including the UN Charter, the Geneva Conventions, and  International Criminal Law.
Registration Required.

Arab and Israeli Ambassadors’ Perspectives: Yale Middle East Peace Dialogue
November 15, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. | Evans Hall, Zhang Auditorium
Yale School of Management
This speaker event, including UAE Ambassador Yousef All Otaiba, Israeli Ambassador Michael Herzog, and Jared Kushner will discuss current Middle East issues.

Fighting World Government: Revisiting the Grassroots Campaigns Against the UN and Liberal Internationalism in Postwar America
November 15, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. | HQ 136
Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism
This talk, featuring Jennifer Mittelstadt, Professor of History at Rutgers University, recovers the history of a grassroots American “sovereigntist” movement that battled against US involvement in the UN and other liberal internationalist institutions and agreements during the postwar era.

Antisemitism Across Borders; German and American Neo-Nazis, 1970s-1990s
November 9, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. | Virtual
Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism
Featuring Michelle Kahn, Assistant Professor of Modern European History at University of Richmond

“Gaza Under Siege” Panel; Part of Can you Hear Us Now? Research and the Temporalities of War with Professors Lisa Lowe and Madiha Tahir
November 6, 2023 | Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 101
Department of American Studies, Department of Anthropology, Program on Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, Department of Religious Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Center for Middle East Studies, Yale Ethnography Hub, The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, Yalies4Palestine, and the Black Feminist Collective
A panel discussion, moderated by Professors Lisa Lowe and Erica Edwards, featuring award-winning scholars Nadia Abu El Haj (Barnard College) and Amahl Bishara (Tufts University), who specialize in the Middle East,  sharing their research and unpacking the historical and contemporary trajectories of the current moment. 

A Conversation with Bassem Eid
November 5, 2023 | 5:00 p.m.  
Slifka Center, Yale Friends of Israel
As a Palestinian human rights activist and founder of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, Eid shares his perspective on the current war in Israel.

November 3, 2023 | 6:15 p.m.  
Yale Arab Students Association, Yale Black Muslim Student Association, Yale Ethiopian and Eritrean Student Association
Film Screening of the 2014 film, “Born in Gaza”. Filmed shortly after the 2014 Gaza war, this documentary examines how violence has transformed the lives of 10 Palestinian children.

March for Palestine
November 3, 2023 | 2:15 p.m. | Cross Campus
Yalies4Palestine organized a Protest on the “Yale Administration’s Position towards the Ongoing Violence in Palestine”

“Antisemitism after October 7”
November 1, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. | Virtual
Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism
YPSA Director Maurice Samuels in conversation with Kenneth Stern, author, attorney, and director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate, about the Hamas attack and how it has changed the landscape of antisemitism in the Middle East, the United States, and elsewhere.


Vigil for Palestine
October 30, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. | Women’s Table
Yalies4Palestine, Healthworkers for Palestine, Yale Law SJP
Community members gathered to write down the names and hear the stories of Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli airstrikes over the past three weeks.

October 30, 2023 | Yale Divinity School
Yale Divinity School and the Chaplain’s Office gathered for a vigil.

A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: A Jerusalem Tragedy Book Talk
October 27, 2023 | 12:10 p.m. | SLB Room 129
Council on Middle Eastern Studies & Middle Eastern (CEMS), North African Law Students’ Association (MENALSA), and Yale Program in Jewish Studies
A book talk, moderated by Professor Asli Bali, featuring Nathan Thrall, author of “A Day in the Life of Abed Salama; Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy,” with the participation of Abed Salama. 

Fasting in Solidarity with Gaza
October 26, 2023 | 5:15 p.m. | Dwight Chapel
Yale Muslim Student Association
Community members gathered for prayer and a short program, including student speakers, Dua Nasiri (Prayer of the Oppressed), followed by Iftar and Maghrib. “Born in Gaza” Film Screening

Golda Film Screening
October 25, 2023 | 6:30 p.m. | Humanities Quadrangle L-02 Auditorium
Hebrew Program in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, and Yale MacMillan Center
Golda (2023), directed by Guy Natitiv is a biographical drama depicting the life of Israel Prime Minister Golda Meir and focuses on the responsibilities and decisions Meir faced during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The film was followed by a discussion led by Professor Doron Ben Atar from Fordham, which also addressed the current events in Israel.

Pro-Palestine National Student Walkout
October 25, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. | Cross Campus
Palestinian Youth Movement, Dissenters, Arab Resources & Organizing Center, Resist U.S. Led War, National Students for Justice in Palestine, Anakbayan-USA, and other organizations.
Yale students took part in a national student walkout to demand an end to the siege on Gaza.

The Battle Over the Israeli Judiciary Panel
October 16, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. | Luce 202
Yale MacMillan Center and the American Academy of Arts and Science’s New Haven Program Committee
A panel moderated by Professor Isabela Mares with leading legal scholars discussing the stakes of Israel’s coalition government’s legal reforms, modifying appointments to the Supreme Court, and implications for the future of Israel’s democracy.

SOM Community Gathering
October 12, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. | Beinecke Terrace
School of Management
A gathering of the campus community to reflect with each other and mental health professionals to provide an avenue for mutual support in acknowledgement of world events.

People Not Numbers Gathering
October 11, 2023 | 4:15 p.m.  | Women’s Table
Slifka Center
A gathering, open to the entire university community, to share the stories of loved ones murdered and kidnapped in Israel.

Vigil of Sympathy
October 9, 2023| 8:00 p.m. | Women’s Table
Slifka Center
A vigil for members of the Jewish community and Yale community to share in grief with solidarity.

Chapel Prayer
October 9, 2023 | Marquand Chapel 
Yale Divinity School

“Wish You Were Here”
October 5-28, 2023 | Yale Repertory Theatre
Yale School of Drama
Sanaz Toossi, Playwright, chronicles a decade of life during and after war, as best friends forever become friends long lost—scattered and searching for home.