Speaking Engagements

Renowned Middle East Scholar and Activist

Norman Finkelstein


We are excited to welcome Norman Finkelstein—the longtime and consistently principled critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestine—for an evening of discussion on the politics of the Middle East.


30 West North Avenue



July 30, 2014

7:30 p.m.

There is no cost for this event, but donations are welcome.



special events



Norman Finkelstein to speak on his new book, OLD WINE, BROKEN BOTTLE, in New York

DATE: May 5th 2014

PLACE: Book Culture on 112th Street

TIME: 7:00 pm

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER: Cody Madsen, cody@bookculture.com(212) 865-1588



For  more information and for bookings please contact Ammar on:
T: 07742363157
E: palestine@fosis.org.uk
W: www.palestine-conference.net


Monday, 10th March, London School of Economics, 6:00-8.30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11th March, Sussex University, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 12th March, Kings College (London), 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, 13th March, Westminster University, 5:00-7.30 p.m.
Friday, 14th March, Brunel University, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Friday, 14th March, University of East London, 6.30-9:00 p.m.

Saturday, 15th March, FOSIS Palestine Conference 2014, Nottingham, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.


Resolving the Israel-Palestine Conflict:
What’s possible, what’s not?

Date: Wed Jan, 22, 2014

Place: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 22 East Chestnut Hill Ave. Chestnut Hill, PA at 1: 30 p.m.

               The Wooden Shoe 704 South Street Philadelphia, PA at 7.00 PM

Co-sponsors: Philly BDS and Christian-Jewish Allies of Greater Philadelphia







DATE:   Monday, April 22, 2013

PLACE:  Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College

TIME:  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SPONSORS:  Athenaeum, Students for Justice in Palestine (JSP)

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER:  bsnortum@cmc.edu, (909) 607-4180


Date:  April 22, 2013

Place: San Diego State University

Time:  5:00-6:40 p.m.

Sponsor: Fred J. Hansen Institute for World Peace

Contact email address: graubart@mail.sdsu.edu


DATE: Tuesday April 23rd

PLACE:  Cerritos College -CA (Hosted by Cerritos College and the Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace)

TIME: 11-12:30

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER: jhaas@cerritos.edu (909) 354-2444


DATE:  April 23, 2013
PLACE:  Chapman University, 1 University Dr., Orange CA 92866
TIME: 7:00 pm
SPONSORS: Chapman University – Political Science Department, Levantine Cultural Center
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER:  Jordan Elgrably, jordane@levantinecenter.org & Prof. Nubar Hovsepian, hovsepian@chapman.edu; cell 310.402.8866, office 310.657.5511
DATE:  April 25, 2013
PLACE:  Westwood Hills Congregational Church, 1989 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90025
TIME:  7:00 pm
SPONSORS:  Levantine Cultural Center and L.A. Jews for Peace
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER:  Jordan Elgrably, jordane@levantinecenter.org, cell 310.402.8866, office 310.657.5511

Date: 7-04-13

Place: Detroit Michigan at the Marriott Renaissance center

Time: early afternoon

Sponsors: Ramallah Club of Metro Detroit

Email contact Phone : Email: rbatshon@jerusalemfoods.com 爋r 248-207-4149


Date: 7 February 2013

PLACE: City Hall, Leuven

TIME: 19-30 – 22:00 hrs

SPONSORS: Forum A. & A. Leysen for Intercultural Relations, University of Leuven

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER: marie-claire.foblets@law.kuleuven.be / 0032 16 3 26048


Norman Finkelstein: “Israel and Palestine – Overcoming the Impasse”

DATE: 8 Feb 2013

PLACE: Aula B of the Institute of Social Studies (ISS – http://www.iss.nl/ – located at Kortenaerkade 12- The Hague – NL

TIME: 6:00pm in UTC+01

SPONSORS: Critical Collective, Youth for Palestine, the Institute of Social Studies



DATE: Saturday 23rd March 2013

PLACE:  The Waterlily- 69-89 Mile End Road – London E1 4TT

TIME: 6:30pm

SPONSORED BY : Buttercup Primary School www.buttercupprimary.co.uk
ADDRESS: Buttercup Primary School, Wellclose Square , London E1 8HY.

TELEPHONE NUMBER: 0207 488 3010 ( land line) (mobile 07429112217)



Critical Collective, Youth for Palestine, the Institute of Social Studies proudly present:

Norman Finkestein: “Israel and Palestine – Overcoming the Impasse”

Norman Finkelstein (born December 8, 1953) is an American political scientist, activist, professor and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust, an interest motivated by the experiences of his parents who were Jewish Holocaust survivors.

In 2007, after a highly publicized row between Finkelstein and a notable opponent of his, Alan Dershowitz, Finkelstein’s tenure bid at DePaul was denied. Since then, Mr. Finkelstein has been touring the world giving talks to the general public about the topic of Israel and Palestine.

Norman finkelstein is an advocate of the two-state solution to the Palestinian/Israeli dilemma. He has also expressed strong beliefs about the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. In addition, in this talk, Mr. Finkelstein will be drawing parallels between the Jewish holocaust, which his parents and family endured, and the current situation in Palestine.

Following a talk, Mr. Finkelstein will engage the audience in a moderated debate.

Join us for a stimulating experience and to take part in a spirited and critical debate about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict!

The event will take place in Aula B of the Institute of Social Studies (ISS –http://www.iss.nl/ – located at Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague, NL) on February 8th, at 18:00.



Lecture with Norman Finkelstein


DATE: January 23rd 2013
PLACE: OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor St. West
TIME: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
SPONSORS: Graduate Students’ Union, University of Toronto
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER: bahram@utgsu.ca and 647-760-8074



DATE: January 23rd 2013

PLACE: OISE Auditorium
TIME: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
SPONSORS: Graduate Students’ Union, University of Toronto
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER: bahram@utgsu.ca and 647-760-8074
DATE: 3/28/2012
PLACE: Rutgers University New Brunswick
TIME: 8:00 – 10:00
SPONSORS: Student Justice for Peace (SJP), Muslims Without Borders (MWB) and several more that we are currently finalizing.
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (732)284-1628


Saturday, October 6, 2012, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

The Jewish-American Relationship with Israel at the Crossroads

A PUBLIC DISCUSSION WITH: Anna Baltzer, Noam Chomsky, and Norman Finkelstein

The New School, Tishman Auditorium • 66 West 12th Street, New York City

Sponsored by the Jewish Cultural Studies Program and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, and OR Books


September 22, 2012- Débat : Le Moyen Orient en mouvement : intervention et résistance. Avec Marie Debs, Jean Bricmont, Norman Finkelstein


22 September 2012

Place : Manifiesta Event – Bredene City on the Belgian Coast
Sponsor : Intal and Manifiesta
Debate on Euro and American Policy in the Middle East
Organized by intal and Manifiesta
4PM-5PM A Meeting with the public after American Radical
Organized by Manifiesta
Contact Person: Joaquim Da Fonseca from intal
Mobile number of Joaquim :  00 32 489 90 92 83
Fix Number, intak Office :  00 32 2 209.23.50

24 September 2012
Sponsor : Diversiteit Vrije Universiteit
Place : Diversiteit Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105
Contact person: Wim Haan – Coördinator Diversiteit Vrije Universiteit – Diversity Coordinator VU Amsterdam
Phone number 31205985673 25th September 2012
Sponsor : Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Place : Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Time of the speach : 20-22h
Contact Person:  Elianne Keulemans
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
tel. 00 31 24) 361 55 55 
mobile  00 31 6 4767 456526th September 2012
Sponsor : Theological Societey of Trinity college
Between 7 and 8 PM, time still have to be precised
Place :  In Syngi Theater Arts Block , Trinity College Dublin
Contact person 
Stephen Oliver Murray


DATE: November 8th, 2012

PLACE : Brooklyn College

TIME: 3:40 – 4:55 PM

SPONSOR: Wolfe Institute for the Humanities

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER: Samir Chopra (schopra.philo@gmail.co 347.249.5067


DATE: May 9th, 2012

PLACE: Powdermaker Cambpell Dome @Queens College, City University of New York: 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing , NY 11367

TIME: 6:30-9:30

Sponsors: Alliance of Latin American Students, Egyptian Cultural Club, The Knight News, Students for Justice in Palestine

CONTACT: jlevine1670@gmail.com917-648-7723




On May 5th, KinderUSA will host its tenth annual Fundraising Banquet Dinner at the Hilton Long Beach. The program promises to be a moving and inspiring one with special keynote speaker author and activist Norman G. Finkelstein, PhD.

Fundraiser for Palestinian Children

DATE: 5 May 2012

PLACE: Hilton Long Beach 701 West Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90831

TIME: Event starts 6:30 PM , Dinner 7:00, Program 7:45 PM

SPONSOR: KinderUSA www.kinderusa.org

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER: kinder@kinderusa.org (888)451-8908



Norman Finkelstein at the University of Oxford

DATE:  Wednesday 2 May

PLACE:  The Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF, UK

TIME:  6pm

SPONSOR:  The Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

Seminar Norman Finkelstein


DATE: April 24th

PLACE: Gannet Auditorium, SKIDMORE COLLEGE, Saratoga Springs, NY

TIME: 7:00 PM

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER: dpforte@skidmore.edu617-230-9010

SPONSORS  Middle Eastern Culture Club





Palestine Event at UTSC

DATE: March 6th, 2012
PLACE: University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4. (Room: AA112 located in Arts and Administration Building)
TIME: Doors open 6:30. Event Starts at 7. Speech is for 1 hour.
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER: soumia_a@hotmail.com” soumia_a@hotmail.com647-202-9018


DATE: March 7th, 2012
PLACE: Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre, University of Windsor

TIME: 7:00pm
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER: windsorpsg@gmail.com1-519-300-2441
SPONSORS: Muslim Student Association, Windsor Islamic Association


The Queens’ University Belfast Politics Society in conjunction with the Queens’ University Palestine Solidarity Society is proud to announce the upcoming United Kingdom Tour for Professor Norman G. Finkelstein.

Professor Finkelstein is a controversial yet prolific academic in the field of international law focussing on the area of Israel – Palestine. He is one of todays most noted academics, having written several books on the matter which have won him a great deal of support and criticism resulting in Finkelstein being coined an American radical.

Finkelstein will be touring the UK and Northern Ireland between the 6th and 11th of February 2012 delivering lectures on Solving the Israel Palestine conflict looking specifically at international law and Human rights. He will be calling at universities at Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Exeter.

In his event to be held at Queens’ Belfast the organiser is hoping to reach out to a wider range of students and lecturers from varying communities and political backgrounds to encourage vigorous and stimulating interactive debate amongst those who have an interest in the topic.

During his last United Kingdom tour in November Finkelstein spoke on similar topics where he drew in large crowds both agreeing and disagreeing with his positions.

Controversial is a word that must be used to describe him as a character that has focused a great deal of his research on topics that are highly contentious perhaps much more so than the Israel-Palestine conflict.



Queen’s University Belfast

DATE: 06/02/2012
PLACE: Queens’ University Belfast
TIME: 18:30 – 20:45
polysoc@qub.ac.uk / Palestine.Solidarity@qub.ac.uk
07540934748 (Sarah Wright) 07749409147 (Gary Spedding)


University of Edinburgh
DATE: 07/02/2012

PLACE: University of Edinburgh.

TIME: 7:00pm-9:00pm





University of Glasgow

DATE: 08/02/2012
PLACE: University of Glasgow
TIME: (To be Confirmed)

CONTACT EMAIL: bilal_anwar_786@yahoo.co.uk

PHONE NUMBER: 07877267147


The Henley College
Date : 09th February 2012
Place: The Henley College, Henley-on-Thames
Time: 10.30am

Contact email address and Telephone number: Peter Allen
01491 579988
Mobile: 07791576182
Imperial College London
DATE: 09/02/2012
PLACE: Brian Drewe Lecture Theatre, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Campus, Reynolds Building, St Dunstan’s Road, London, W6 8RP
TIME: 6:30PM
zohaib.hameed09@imperial.ac.uk 07794263457

Exeter University
DATE: 10/02/2012
PLACE: Newman A Lecture Theatre, Streatham Campus, Exeter University
TIME: 6.30pm


KALAMAZOO — Author and speaker Norman Finkelstein will visit Western Michigan University to discuss peace in the Middle East at 6 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the North Ballroom in the Bernhard Center.

His lecture is called “Israel-Palestine: The Path to Peace.”              

Finkelstein, who is the son of Holocaust survivors, is known for his strong criticism of Israeli and U.S. policy and advocates for Palestinian human rights. He is the author of several books regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Finkelstein has emerged as one of the boldest Jewish voices on the issue, according to WMU. He is expected to address how to bring about a just solution to the conflict in accordance with international law.

His visit is being sponsored by West Michigan Justice in Palestine, Kalamazoo Non-Violent Opponents of War, Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice, Hope Equals.

Contact Ursula Zerilli at uzerilli@kalamazoogazette.com or 269-388-8412. Follow her on twitter.



Join DePaul Students for Justice in Palestine for an evening with former DePaul professor Norman Finkelstein. He will be giving two lectures:

5:30-7pm: Palestine and Israel
7-7:30: Intermission
7:30-9: Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

**IMPORTANT NOTE: Non-DePaul students are required to RSVP to be on a guest list to be allowed entry to this event, so please be sure to RSVP if you plan on attending! Please RSVP here by 1/15 at 12 pm: http://tinyurl.com/FinkRSVP

Suggested Donation: $5

Doors will be open at 5 pm. Due to the limited capacity of the venue and high interest in the event, the doors will be closed at 5:20. Guests will be seated on a first-come, first serve basis.



HOW TO SOLVE THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT? January 11, 2012 – January 14, 2012

Join us as CJPME once again hosts Norman Finkelstein for five Canadian events in a lecture focused on practical approaches to resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Toronto (York U.), Ontario – Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 04:00 PM. Full Details
Toronto, Ontario – Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 07:30 PM. Full Details
Ottawa, Ontario – Thursday, January 12, 2012, 07:30 PM. Full Details
Montreal, Quebec – Friday, January 13, 2012, 07:30 PM. Full Details
Moncton (Sackville), New Brunswick – Saturday, January 14, 2012, 07:30 PM. Full Details


DATE: Monday, December 5, 2011
PLACE: University of New Mexico, Students for Justice in Palestine, Albuquerque NM
TIME: To be decided
SPONSORS: Lannan Foundation, in collaboration with Students for Justice in Palestine
CONTACT INFO: dmustafa@unm.edu
DATE: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
PLACE: James A. Little Theater, Santa Fe, NM. Tickets available through the Lensic Box Office: 505 988 1234 
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
SPONSOR: Lannan Foundation   

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER: Barbara Ventrello, Lannan Foundation,     office: 505.986.8160 ext.114; e-mail:barbara@lannan.org


DATE: November 26th 2011
PLACE: Crowne Plaza Chicago O’hare Hotel & Conference Center
TIME: Saturday morning-noon session
SPONSORS: AMP (American Muslims for Palestine)
CONTACT EMAIL: Rami Bleibel- Rami@ampalestine.org414-241-4138