Marking the 60th Year of Al Nakba

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USC-SJP, Oct. 15: Dick Platkin Speaks on the Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

Posted by nakba60la on October 11, 2007

USC Students for Justice in Palestine present

Dick Platkin: How the Israel Lobby Relates to US Foreign Policy

Since the 2006 publication of the paper “The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy” by political scientists John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, public debate over the role and power of the Israel lobby has proliferated. Author and activist Dick Platkin brings a fresh perspective to this controversy, analyzing US policy toward Israel in the context of broader US policy in the Middle East.

About the Speaker: Dick Platkin is an active member of LA Jews for Peace, a Los Angeles group which formed in opposition to the Israeli bombing of Lebanon in 2006. Platkin’s academic training is in city planning and sociology, and he has had a professional city planning career in Seattle and Los Angeles. THE TALK WILL BE FOLLOWED BY OPEN DISCUSSION.

Monday 10/15, 7 pm — VKC room 261

(VKC: Von Kleinsmid Center at USC)


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