NOAM Chomsky, Norman finkelstein, adam shatz & anna baltzer

Saturday, October 6, 2012, 4 P.M. to 6 P.M.
Free and open to the public



Is the American relationship with Israel at a turning point? In this public forum, leading commentators including Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, and others discuss the possibility that increasing awareness of the conflict among the American Jewish community is creating a more critical stance towards Israel. Such a separation between traditional allies could give new impetus to resolving a conflict that has, for many years, seemed intractable.

Sponsored by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the Department of Humanities at The New School for Public Engagement, OR Books.

WHO: Anna Baltzer, three-time volunteer with the International Women's Peace Service in the West Bank, and Fulbright scholar
Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Norman G. Finkelstein, activist, writer and independent scholar
Adam Shatz, contributing editor, London Review of Books
WHEN: 4:00 – 6:00 P.M., Saturday, October 6, 2012.
WHERE: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street
TICKETS: Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

This event is part of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics' (VLC) public programming which, in honor of the VLC's twentieth anniversary, is free of charge for 2012-2013. At the auditorium doors, be sure to pick up your own copy of Hello I Am Hello I Was by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas, an unlimited print edition commissioned to celebrate the VLC anniversary. Hello I Am Hello I Was, which is free to all attendees, is a reflection on the transformative nature of open discourse in the public sphere.

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