Conversation with Professor Eric Alterman, author of We Are Not One: A History of America's Fight Over Israel

Professor Alterman will be in conversation with Professor Shaul Magid of Dartmouth College about American Jews, Israel, and the future of the American-Jewish and Isaeli relationship on Thursday, May 4th at 12:15pm on ZOOM

The question of American Jews' relationship to Israel has always been a topic of heated debate, even after the so-called "Zionist consensus" emerged after the Six-Day War in 1967. In We Are Not One, CUNY Distinguished Professor of English Eric Alderman offers us a broad perspective on Israel in the American imagination, both Jewish and governmental, in an attempt to offer much-needed nuance and context to an ever-changing relationship, especially in our time.

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Eric Alterman was the "The Liberal Media" columnist for The Nation, for 25 years and is now a columnist for The American Prospect. and the author of twelve books, including most recently We Are Not One: A History of America's Fight Over Israel (2022). He has been a columnist for The Guardian, The Forward, Moment, MSNBC and Rolling Stone, and a contributor to The New Yorker and The Atlantic. Alterman is a former senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the World Policy Institute and served on the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. He has been a media fellow at the Hoover Institute and a fellow of the Schusterman Foundation and the Society of American Historians. Alterman is also a winner of the George Orwell Prize, the Stephen Crane Literary Award and the Mirror Award for media criticism (twice). He graduated from Cornell (BA), Yale (MA) and Stanford (Ph.D).