Prof. Oren Yiftachel (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel), internationally renowned researcher in political geography visited the GI RCAES HAS on 5th-6th August, 2014.
His main research interest touches upon critical theories of space and power; minorities and public policy; 'ethnocratic' societies and land regimes.
On 5th August researchers working in the Research Group on Ethnic and Political Geography and the Metropolitan and Urbanization Research Group presented their work and main projects. Participants at the workshop agreed on the establishment of institutional relations, publishing joint papers and outlined possible fields cooperation.
Professor Yiftachel held a public lecture on 6th August 2014 in FUGA about the evolving geography of Israel/Palestine, focusing on land, settlement, development and political regimes. Besides, the lecture also outlined a series of future scenarios, which revolve around de-colonized confederacy for a newly established Israeli-Palestinian Union.