March 12, 2005
In Letters To Finkelstein News
Editor’s Note: There’s an update on the Carnegie-Melon situation (September 2005).
Subject: Fw: Norman Finkelstein at Carnegie Mellon University
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 17:18:01 EST
Excerpt from [SPME] Faculty Forum 3.13.05 [Scholars for Peace in the Middle
Norman Finkelstein at Carnegie Mellon University March 14: “Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History”
On Monday March 14th at 4:45pm, Norman Finkelstein will be speaking at CMU
about “Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of
History” as part of the university sponsored “University Lecture Series”.
Many CMU students are reported deeply troubled by the tone and topic of
Norman Finkelstein’s lecture. After much debate and guidance, they have
decided to ask the greater Pittsburgh Jewish community to support the students by attending the lecture. However, the concept is not to “publicize” the event, thus bringing more attention to the speaker, but rather to quietly fill the lecture hall with those who cannot be influenced by Finkelstein’s rhetoric.
Through filling the hall with Jewish students and community we will minimize participation of those who can be influenced by his propaganda.
Along these lines, we are NOT contacting media in any way. Instead we are
looking to spread the word about this lecture in a quiet manner.
Please join the CMU organizers in the Adamson Wing, 136A Baker Hall, CMU at 4:00 PM to sit as a unified Jewish community against hatred and
anti-Semitism, and to support the CMU Jewish student community.
The Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh
4607 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Tel: (412) 621-8875 ext #112
Fax: (412) 621-8861