The American Indian Program (AIP) at Cornell University provides a unique combination of American Indian Studies courses and other educational, social and cultural opportunities to Native students.
We recruit Native applicants from all parts of the United States and Canada, through regional efforts and national conferences, and our student support staff helps students and their parents with all aspects of the admissions process.
Cornell University Society for the Humanities Annual Invitational Lecture
"The Force of Exceptionalist Narratives in the Israeli /Palestinian Conflict" [audio recording]
In late 2013, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,
asserted that “the real key to peace,” “the minimal requirement” and “an
essential condition” is “that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish
state,” a demand the Palestinians refuse because it institutes the Israeli
narrative of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict as authoritative. As The New
York Times reports, “At its heart, it is a dispute over a historical
narrative that each side sees as fundamental to its existence.” This lecture
elaborates and analyzes these foundational narratives and their relationship to
the U.S. narrative of American exceptionalism in order to understand the
ongoing impasse of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Video of Debate: Is Academic Group’s Boycott of Israel a Victory or Setback for Justice in Middle East?
Declaration, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)
March 21- 22, 2014
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