Over the weekend, I traveled to UC Berkeley to deliver a paper at an Islamophobia academic conference. This was the 10th anniversary of the event (I spoke at last year’s as well) hosted by the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project. The series was founded by Prof. Hatem Bazian, who also co-founded Zaytuna College, the first U.S. undergraduate college for Islamic studies.
As the title of the conference was, Virtual Internment: Islamophobia, Surveillance and Unequal Citizenship, I decided to focus on my research on Israeli surveillance, cyber-hacking, and related products of the Israeli national security state. Thanks to Ronnie Barkan for editing my talk so that I can make it available here. It’s about 32 minutes long.
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Silverstein has published Tikun Olam since 2003, It exposes the secrets of the Israeli national security state. He lives in Seattle, but his heart is in the east. He publishes regularly at Middle East Eye, the New Arab, and Jacobin Magazine. His work has also appeared in Al Jazeera English, The Nation, Truthout and other outlets.