Dalit Baum

Dalit Baum, Ph.D., is the co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, an activist research initiative of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel. During the last six years, Who Profits has become a vital resource for dozens of campaigns around the world, providing information about corporate complicity in the occupation of Palestine.

In Israel, Dalit is a feminist scholar and teacher, who has been teaching about militarism and about the global economy from a feminist perspective in Israeli universities. As a feminist/ queer activist, she has been active with various groups in the Israeli anti-occupation and democratization movement, including Black Laundry, Boycott from Within, Zochrot, Anarchists against the Wall and Women in Black.
Working out of the Bay Area during 2010-11, Dalit has headed the Economic Activism for Palestine Program of Global Exchange, which supports corporate accountability campaigns in the U.S. Since 2013, she has been the director of the Middle East Program of the American Friends Service Committee in San Francisco.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload::]]If you would like to plan a speaking event with Dalit, please contact her by email at: dbaum [at] afsc.org or by phone at: (415) 400-9370. 
For more information on Economic Activism for Palestine, visit http://www.globalexchange.org/eap
Topics covered
  • Who Profits from the Israeli occupation, and how can the 99% make a difference?

The economy of the Israeli occupation and corporate complicity in human rights violations, including specific examples, followed by a discussion of existing campaigns to hold such transnational corporations accountable.

  • The democracy movement in Israel/ Palestine: a feminist perspective

A presentation: grassroots initiatives across divides of nationality/ ethnicity/ race class and gender. What are the implications of the decline of Israeli democracy to people's organizing for peace and justice.

  •  BDS between local and global - from protest to resistance

A workshop about the Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement from a local, practical perspective.

  • Strategic target choice and planning local campaigns

A workshop for activist groups interested in taking the next step in their local campaigns.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and the Israeli Occupation

A workshop about the reputational and legal risks to business in Israel/ Palestine, based on the experience of various corporations in the last six years.