February 25, 2018 @ 11 am at Radnor Meeting

Dr. Sa’ed Atshan will be speaking with us about the history of the Ramallah Friends School and the Ramallah Friends Meeting which he attended as a student. RFS is an important Quaker institution on the West Bank, and was founded in 1869. Sa’ed’s perspective as a former student of RFS, Quaker and professor of peace studies will complement last year’s forum presented by Rebecca Mays, a former teacher at the school. Sa’ed is an Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College, and has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union, the UN High Commission on Refugees, Human Rights Watch, Seeds of Peace, the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department, and the Government of Dubai. Dr. Atshan is a Quaker who grew up in Palestine, attended Westtown School, graduated from Ramallah Friends School, and is also an LGBTQ rights activist.