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Norman G. Finkelstein, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Assistant Professor of Political Science at DePaul University
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“We are now at a crossroads in the conflict. I truly believe it is possible—not certain, not even probable, but still possible—that we can achieve a reasonable settlement within the two-state framework. But achieving this goal will require a maximum of political clarity and a vastly reduced amount of sloganeering… I do not see why it’s so terrific if Israel becomes a full-fledged Apartheid state ‘from the river to the sea’.”

“A Debate About the Two-State Solution with Norman Finkelstein,” www.mondoweiss.net, June 6, 2012

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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Lecturer, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Sakarya University (Turkey)
  • Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, DePaul University, 2003–2007
  • Visiting Professor, Political Science Department, DePaul University, 2001–2003
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist, 2002
  • Associate Professor, Politics Department, Hunter College, 1992–2001
  • Golden Key National Honor Society Teaching Award, Hunter College, 2000
  • Associate Professor, General Studies, New York University, 1992–1998
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, New York University, 1995
  • Assistant Professor, Politics Department, Brooklyn College, 1988–1992
  • European Studies Scholarship, Princeton University, 1979
Education:
  • PhD, Politics Department, Princeton University, 1988
  • MA, Politics Department, Princeton University, 1980
  • Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Economics/History, etudiant stagiaire, 1979
  • BA, History Department, Binghamton University, 1974
Other:
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