Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Israel and Palestine Now and in the Future: A Conversation Between Avishai Margalit & Sari Nusseibeh

Thursday, March 30, 2023

12:00 – 1:30pm EDT / 7:00 – 8:30pm IDT

Virtual Event

We watch with alarm as the Israeli government considers drastic changes, which if enacted, will severely undermine its constitutional democracy. We witness as well, the increasing frustration and anger among Palestinians, with no solution in sight for resolving the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. How can we explain this and what can be done?

Please join us online for an important, and much-needed conversation between two world renowned scholars and peace activists, from the region – Israeli philosopher, Avishai Margalit and Palestinian philosopher, Sari Nusseibeh. The conversation will be moderated by Omri Boehm, an Israeli/American philosopher and author of “Haifa Republic: A Democratic Future for Israel”.

This is a conversation that should not be missed!

Presented by The New University in Exile Consortium and the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies at the New School for Social Research. 


Avishai Margalit

Professor Emeritus in Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Avishai Margalit is one of the foremost thinkers and commentators on the contemporary human condition, the moral issues of our time, and current problems facing Western societies. In addition to his influence as a philosopher, he is highly regarded for his profound and cogent observations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the broader struggle between Islam and the West.

Sari Nusseibeh

Professor of Islamic and Political Philosophy, Al-Quds University

Sari Nusseibeh is Professor of Islamic and Political Philosophy at al-Quds University, East Jerusalem, where he was the President from 1995 to 2014. Nusseibeh has written and lectured widely, his ever-increasing focus being the subject of war and peace in his region of the world. In 2003 Sari Nusseibeh co-founded IPSO (the Israel/Palestine Scientific Organization), and continues to serve at its co-chairman to this day.


Omri Boehm

Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy, The New School

Omri Boehm joined the NSSR Philosophy department in 2010. He teaches and writes on early modern philosophy and philosophy of religion, with a specific focus on Descartes, Spinoza and Kant.

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