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TIME: 11:30-12:30, Wednesday 21st September 2016
VENUE: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament,
Bridge Street, London, SW1A 2LW
SPEAKERS: Professor Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus,
Harvard Law School & Douglas Murray, Associate Director, The Henry Jackson Society
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Alan Dershowitz, perhaps the world’s most famous lawyer thanks to his years representing clients such as Nelson Mandela, Mike Tyson, and O. J. Simpson, is equally known for his political commentary on a variety of issues. The most frequent themes in Dershowitz’s commentary are defences of liberalism and Zionism, and criticism of those he perceives to be unthinkingly anti-Israel, from Noam Chomsky to former President Jimmy Carter. Dershowitz has taken issue with Carter’s claim that the primary obstacle to peace between Israel and Palestine was Israel’s control of Palestinian land, challenging him to a debate, which the latter refused. He has described himself as both “Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine”, whilst criticising the Palestinians and their leadership for their reverence of Amin Al-Husseini, a Holocaust collaborator. His 2003 book The Case for Israel debunks several longstanding myths about the conflict and was a New York Times bestseller. Following the death of Yasser Arafat, Dershowitz published a sequel, The Case for Peace, in which he advocated a two-state solution on broadly similar terms to those discussed at Camp David in 2000.
By kind invitation of The Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles MP, The Henry Jackson Society, Conservative Friends of Israel and The Gatestone Institute are pleased to invite you to an event with Professor Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus, Harvard Law School. Professor Dershowitz will be in conversation with Douglas Murray, Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society.
To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org – RSVPs must include your full name and any affiliations including for any guests you wish to bring. We will send a confirmation that will be required to attend the event.
Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” “the top lawyer of last resort,” “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s single most visible defender – the Jewish state’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion.” He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Dershowitz, a graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 after clerking for Judge David Bazelon and Justice Arthur Goldberg.
He has also published more than 1000 articles in magazines, newspapers, journals and blogs such as The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, Huffington Post, Newsmax, Jerusalem Post and Ha’aretz. Professor Dershowitz is the author of 30 fiction and non-fiction works with a worldwide audience, including The New York Times #1 bestseller Chutzpah and five other national bestsellers. His autobiography, Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law, was published in October 2013 by Crown, a division of Random House. Earlier titles include “an exceptional, action packed book,” The Trials of Zion, a novel which has been called “a thought-provoking page turner;” Rights From Wrong; The Case For Israel; The Case For Peace; Blasphemy; Preemption; Finding Jefferson; and Shouting Fire.