Chatham House event: Settlers in Contested Lands, Thursday 21st April

Dr Rasaratnam and Dr Loizides will participate at a panel on Settlers in Contested Lands at Chatham House on Thursday April 21st at 1pm.

This panel will discuss the phenomenon of settlement and the role of settlers in modern conflicts, drawing from recently published work on Israel and the West Bank, Turkish settlers in Cyprus and government run farmer settlement schemes in Sri Lanka.The panelists, experts in the respective cases, will analyse the role of settlers in mobilization and violence, the conceptual framing of settlement during negotiations and the clash of legal principles versus pragmatism for the resolution of these conflicts. Looking beyond these specific cases, the panel will also raise larger questions about settlers and settlement in international politics.

The theme of the panel is based on an edited volume co-edited by Oded Haklai (Queen’s University, Ontario) and Neophytos Loizides  published by Stanford University Press in 2015.

Chatham House member can register here. Non-Chatham House members please register your interest with Dr Neophytos Loizides.