Monday, March 9, 2015

Norman Finkelstein Lectures at UNO on "The Martyrdom of Gaza and
the Future of Palestine"

Political scientist and activist Norman Finkelstein visits the University of New Orleans tomorrow to lecture on conflicts in the Gaza Strip and the future of Palestine Political scientist and activist Norman Finkelstein visits the University of New Orleans tomorrow to give a lecture on conflicts in the Gaza Strip and the future of Palestine.

Political scientist and activist Norman Finkelstein visits the University of New Orleans tomorrow to give a lecture on conflicts in the Gaza Strip and the future of Palestine.

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Norman Finkelstein will give a talk on “The Martyrdom of Gaza and the Future of Palestine” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in the University Center, Grand Ballroom, Room 203.

Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He currently teaches at Sakarya University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Turkey and has published 10 books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions. He is an American political scientist, activist, professor, and author. He is also the subject of an award-winning documentary feature entitled "American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein."

Student organizations at UNO and Tulane entitled "Students for Justice" together invited Finkelstein to the UNO campus to give a talk on “The Martyrdom of Gaza and the Future of Palestine.”

Finkelstein, a world renowned scholar on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, will address contemporary issues of the conflict in Gaza and why it does and should matter to everyone.

Gaza is a densely populated strip of land that is mostly surrounded by Israel but is governed by the Islamist group Hamas and is home almost exclusively to Palestinians. At one time, Israel had a military presence in presence in Gaza, then withdrew troops in 2005. The narrow strip of land has been the source of longtime military conflicts and cultural struggles between the two countries.

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