Justin Scott Finkelstein

Associate Scholar · Program on the Middle East
Harvey Sicherman Scholar

Justin Scott Finkelstein is an Associate Scholar in the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Program on the Middle East, and the inagural Harvey Sicherman Scholar. His research focuses on issues related to the Arab-Israeli conflict, Israeli and Palestinian public opinion on the two-state solution, and Israeli domestic politics. Finkelstein previously worked as a Program Associate for the Study of the U.S. Institute on Religious Pluralism and Democracy - a State Department-funded program that brings undergraduate students from the Middle East to America for education about religious diversity, democracy and dialogue. He also works as an editorial consultant. He has published on behalf of FPRI and writes regularly about Israeli and Palestinian issues for Foreign Policy Blogs. Finkelstein received a Master’s degree in Near Eastern Studies from New York University in 2012, where he was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in the summer of 2011 to study Arabic at the Middlebury Arabic School. He has traveled to and studied in Morocco and Israel.