This week is lecture week. After my extended discussion of the origins of the Lebanese civil war and questions of belonging on Tuesday, the students were treated to a remarkable lecture by my colleague James Gelvin from UCLA. He was on campus to participate in a panel on the Arab Uprisings with Amjad Atallah, Al Jazeera bureau chief for the Americas. Professor Gelvin placed the Israel-Palestine context in global context using two timelines, both drawn by hand on a white board. Some of us need no technology.