Speaker Information
Global Issues 2017





Dr. Alice Rothchild

Dr. Alice Rothchild

Dr. Alice Rothchild is a physician, author, and filmmaker who since 1997 has focused her interest in human rights and social justice on the Israel/Palestine conflict. Prior to that she was involved in the anti-war movement, health care reform, and women's reproductive rights.

Dr. Rothchild practiced ob-gyn for almost 40 years. Until her retirement she served as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard Medical School. She writes, blogs, and lectures widely. She directed a documentary film, Voices Across the Divide (2013), that premiered at the Boston Palestine Film Festival. She is active in Jewish Voice for Peace.

Her book Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine will be published in early 2017 and she is currently working on a children’s book.  She is the author of On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion (2014) and Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience (2007), which has been translated into Hebrew and German.