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political philosopher

Sari Nusseibeh

Syria, 1949

Sari Nusseibeh is a Palestinian political philosopher. He studied at Oxford and pursued his PhD in Islamic philosophy at Harvard. Nusseibeh is an influential voice in the effort to establish peace in the Middle East and in striving for an independent Palestinian State. Among other efforts, he was involved in the organisation Peace Now, together with the Israeli philosopher Avishai Margalit, whom he befriended at Oxford. Nusseibeh is Professor of Philosophy at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem and served as representative of the Palestinian Authority in this city until 2002. He received various awards, including the Four Freedoms Award for freedom of religion in 2004 and — with Amos Oz — the Siegfried Unseld Preis in 2010. His most recent publications are What Is a Palestinian State Worth? (2012) and The Story of Reason in Islam (2016).

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