About the Author
Magdalena Smieszek

Magdalena Smieszek

Magdalena Smieszek is an international lawyer, human rights advocate, scholar and educator, having worked over twenty years around the world with humanitarian and development-focused organizations, including a decade with the United Nations.

In her book "The Evolving Psyche of Law in Europe" she explores the psychology of human rights and asylum frameworks. She has a PhD in juridical science/ international law from the Central European University (CEU), as well as a Masters in international human rights law from the University of Oxford, a JD from the University of Windsor, and a BA in international relations from the University of Calgary.

She has lectured widely and led dialogues on interdisciplinary subjects of global politics, including teaching at CEU as well as at Al-Quds University / Bard College in East Jerusalem as a visiting professor. Some of the themes can be found in her TEDx talk and a podcast series called How We Are Human.


Israel/Palestine: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Watch as Magdalena, Mark, and corey explore the long and complex history of the region, offer their own thoughts on whether Israel qualifies as an “apartheid state”, and suggest some next step solutions in order to inch ourselves closer to genuine peace, stability, and justice for the men, women, and children on all sides of this seemingly intractable conflict.