Settler Ecologies – Conservation and Colonialism in Palestine-Israel Prof. Irus Braverman Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo Irus Braverman’s talk will explore nature conservation in Palestine-Israel through the lens of settler colonialism. Drawing on more than a decade of ethnographic work, her project documents how the administration of nature in Palestine-Israel advances the Zionist project of Jewish settlement alongside the corresponding dispossession of non-Jews from this space. Braverman’s work highlights the violent repercussions of Israel’s conservation regime for humans and nonhumans alike, simultaneously planting the seeds for possible reimaginings of nature that transcend the grip of the state’s settler ecologies. Thursday 16 February, 13:00-14:30 (SAST) Room 401, Arts and Social Sciences Building, SU