College of Arts and Letters

Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Memorial Lecture

Noura Erakat

Human rights attorney Noura ErakatHuman Rights Attorney

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 at 3 p.m. 

Lecture Title:  “We Broke a Dam: The Palestinian Intifada of Unity” 

Place:  McQuade Law Auditorium (directions)
1825 West Rocket Drive in Toledo, Ohio
The University of Toledo Main Campus 

Admission: Free

COVID-19: Masks required!

UToledo COVID-19 Requirements

About the Speaker

Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney, associate professor of Africana Studies at Rutgers University, and non-resident fellow of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School. Noura is the author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019), which received the Palestine Book Award and the Bronze Medal for the Independent Publishers Book Award in Current Events/Foreign Affairs. She is co-founding editor of Jadaliyya and editorial board member of the Journal of Palestine Studies. She has served as Legal Counsel for a Congressional Subcommittee in the US House of Representatives, as Legal Advocate for the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights, and as national organizer of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Noura has also produced video documentaries, including "Gaza In Context" and "Black Palestinian Solidarity." She has appeared on CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NPR, among others. 


The Mikhail Endowment Fund was originally established through a donation from the Mikhail family to honor the work and contributions of Maryse Mikhail and her involvement in educational, philanthropic and interfaith organizations.  The main purpose of the fund is to support an annual lecture dealing with Arab culture, history, politics, economics, and other aspects of life in the Middle East including issues of peace and justice.  More information about the Lecture Series is available at

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Last Updated: 6/27/22