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Alan Dershowitz Admits Lobbying Against Tenure for Norman Finkelstein

HeadlineApr 06, 2007

Meanwhile, here in this country, one of academia’s most prominent critics of Israel — Norman Finkelstein — is facing an uphill battle to receive tenure at DePaul University, where he has taught for six years. His tenure has been approved at the departmental and college level, but the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has opposed it. A final decision is expected to be made by May. Finkelstein has accused Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz of being responsible for leading the effort to deny him tenure. In an interview with The Harvard Crimson, Dershowitz admitted that he had sent a letter to DePaul faculty members lobbying against Finkelstein’s tenure.

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