Friends and University of Waterloo collaborate to bring Inaugural Lecture in the Study of Palestine

The Friends is proud to collaborate with the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo to present the Inaugural Lecture in the Study of Palestine.

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Doors open at 6:00pm

Lecture begins at 6:30pm

PlaceFederation Hall at the University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario Canada

Free parking beside Fed Hall in Lot R

This event will feature:

  • A Lecture titled ‘The Kindness of Strangers: Being Palestinian, Living the Law’ by Reem Bahdi, Dean of Law at the University of Windsor, the first Palestinian Law Professor in Canadian history and the first Palestinian Law Dean in North America,
  • A traditional folk dance by The Levant Dabkeh Group, and,
  • A Palestinian dinner reception with a selection of traditional Palestinian food.

(Live entertainment and cultural Palestinian dinner following the lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Foundation for Palestinian Studies.)

Covid protocols of the University of Waterloo will be followed, including mandatory masking in indoor spaces. For more information, visit:

An official launch of the Foundation in September 2022. More about that event will be available soon.

As the Friends, we believe that by changing the attitude of the mind, we can change the course of history. By immersing themselves in this celebration of Palestine, participants will see who the Palestinian people are, the inheritors of a culture that is thousands of years old.

How to get to Federation Hall.

For more information, please contact:

Shawky Fahel, Founding Donor, Foundation for Palestinian Studies