Abandoning Palestine: the end of the British Mandate and our continuing responsibility – 17/18 May 2022

The Collapse of the British Mandate & Why it still matters, and what Britain should do now.

Welcome – Sir Vincent Fean, Chair of Day 1 and Keynote Speaker Dr Hanan Ashrawi

Farewell to Palestine: a personal experience of the Nakba—Dr Ghada Karmi

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British Police and Security in Palestine – Lord Cope

From Balfour to Bevin – Britain’s betrayal of Palestine – Professor Avi Shlaim

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Photographing the Nakba – Roger Hardy

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The legal vacuum Britain created – John McHugo

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Close of Day 1 with chair Sir Vincent Fean

Welcome to Day 2 by chair Dr Phyllis Starkey, Victor Kattan introducing the talk of Professor Michael Lynk

Britain in a post-imperial world—Rory Stewart

Palestinian Panel, chaired by Dr Imad Karam, with Leila Sansour, Adam Abdalla, Atef Alshaer and Victor Kattan

My family and Jerusalem Layla Moran MP

Parliamentary Panel – Julie Elliott MP, Rt Hon David Jones MP, Layla Moran MP, Tommy Sheppard MP

Balfour Project conference statement – Dr Phyllis Starkey

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