Amira Hass has been a correspondent in the Occupied Territories for the Israeli daily Ha'aretz since the early 1990s. Hass describes her work as "writing about the Israeli occupation and Apartheid regime and about Israelis through the experiences of Palestinians." She also covers internal Palestinian issues. She is the author of the widely acclaimed Drinking the Sea at Gaza and two books of collected articles.
The annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture honors the teaching, scholarship, and activism of the late Eqbal Ahmad, who was a longtime Hampshire College professor. Professor Ahmad's faculty colleagues, former students, family, and friends from around the globe have joined together to make this lecture series a continuing celebration of his life and work. Previous Eqbal Ahmad Lecturers include Kofi Annan, Edward Said, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Seymour Hersh, Tariq Ali, Amira Hass, and others.