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Award-Winning Jewish-American Author to speak at Binghamton University


Jewish-American author Anna Baltzer will give a photographic presentation of her eyewitness account of occupation and nonviolence in the Holy Land at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, November 5, in room G008 of Academic Building A, located on the Binghamton University campus. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Baltzer is a Columbia graduate, former-Fullbright scholar, granddaughter of Holocaust refugees and award-winning lecturer, author, and activist for Palestinian rights. She will present her acclaimed presentation, “The Middle East Conflict,” with photographs and stories documenting human rights abuses and supporting nonviolent resistance in the West Bank. Baltzer’s talk covers topics not commonly heard in the U.S. such as checkpoints, the Wall, Israeli activism, censorship, and nonviolent resistance.

Raised with a traditional view of the Palestinian conflict, Baltzer’s perspective changed when she worked with the International Women's Peace Service in the West Bank. She has had multiple television appearances and has lectured at universities, schools, churches, mosques, and synagogues around the world.  Baltzer serves on the Board of Directors of The Research Journalism Institute, Grassroots Jerusalem, and The Council for the National Interest.

She is currently touring the country with her latest novel, “Witness in Palestine: A Jewish Woman in the Occupied Territories,” and will be signing copies of the book at her presentation. Baltzer will also appear on the “Daily Show” with John Stewart this Wednesday, October 28.

This lecture is presented by the Binghamton University History Department. For more information contact Donald Quataert at 777-4738.

Last Updated: 9/17/13