Photographer Saskia Keeley to discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Saskia Keeley with Poynter logo

Saskia Keeley, a renowned Swiss photographer, will visit Yale on Sunday, April 22 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Keeley will speak as a member of a panel that will address the topic “Shifting Attitudes Surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” Beth Schuman of American Friends of Combatants For Peace and Josh Thomas of Kids4Peace will join Keeley in the discussion, which will take place at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 102 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St.

The panel is one of the events comprising the “Students for Peace” conference, organized by the OneVoice Movement, a global initiative that supports grassroots activists in Israel, Palestine, and internationally who are working “to build the human infrastructure needed to create the necessary conditions for a just and negotiated resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Students from U.S. college campuses will gather to discuss the conflict and their role in promoting constructive dialogue in an attempt to promote peace. They will receive input from politicians, academics, local, and international peace advocates throughout the day, engaging in workshops, and stimulating each other to think about creative and innovative proposals.

After earning degrees from Geneva University and the Academy for Art Studies in London, Keeley received training from the International Center for Photography. She partnered with humanitarian organizations to document cultures and communities across the world, striving to promote changes through understanding and empathy. Most recently, Keeley has worked with the Leaders’ Quest in India, the END Fund in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and organizations, such as “We Love Reading” in Jordan.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Elizabeth Kolbert, Dan Diamond, and Susan Glasser.

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