Sari Nusseibeh, a Palestinian professor of philosophy and president of Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, will discuss his book, Once Upon a Country—A Palestinian Life that he co-authored with Anthony David. He will give the free, public talk at 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, October 14, at Case Western Reserve University's Cleveland Hillel Inc., 11291 Euclid Ave. Nusseibeh's visit is sponsored by the Samuel Rosenthal Center for Judaic Studies, Center for Policy Studies and Cleveland Hillel Inc.
A leader in the peace movement to bring together the Palestinian and Israeli people, Nusseibeh has served as the Palestine Liberation Organization's chief representative in Jerusalem from 2001 to 2002. He has advocated for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. He also has advanced and promoted peace between Israelis and Palestinians as one of the cofounders, with Ami Ayalon, of the civil initiative, The People's Voice.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University and his doctoral degree in Islamic philosophy from Harvard University. From 1978 through 1990, he taught philosophy and cultural studies at Birzeit University in the West Bank. He has lectured widely in Europe and the United States and has received many prizes and awards for his work.
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