In a follow-up to their appearance at the Graduate Center last fall, Alan Dershowitz debates with Peter Beinart on the topic of Beinart’s recent book, The Crisis of Zionism. Moderated by Ethan Bronner, former Jerusalem bureau chief for the New York Times.
Alan Dershowitz is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He has published more than 100 articles in magazines and journals such as the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the New Republic, the Nation, Commentary, the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal. He is the author of 27 fiction and nonfiction books, including The Case for Moral Clarity: Israel, Hamas and Gaza. In 1983, the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith presented Dershowitz with the William O. Douglas First Amendment Award for his civil and human rights work. Peter Beinart is a senior political writer for the Daily Beast, where he edits the blog “Open Zion,” which aims to foster a frank and open conversation about Israel, Palestine, and the Jewish future. A faculty member at CUNY’s Graduate Center and Graduate School of Journalism, his latest book is The Crisis of Zionism.
The Graduate Center’s Perspectives series with Peter Beinart features dynamic thinkers and practitioners examining the pressing political and public policy issues shaping our world. Previous participants have included Christopher Hitchens, Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, and Paul Krugman.