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Avishai Margalit: The ethics of unarmed vs. non-violent resistance in Israel/Palestine


February 18, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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The Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) hosts a special dinner discussion with Avishai Margalit.

Avishai Margalit is now a Visiting Professor at the Stanford Law School.  He was a Professor and now Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and also served as a Fellow at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University and the George F. Kennan Professor at Institute for Advanced Study, 2006–2011.  He is a pre-eminent thinker and commentator on the contemporary human condition, the moral issues of our time, and current problems facing Western societies. He has also written influential work on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the broader struggle between Islam and the West. He is the author of Idolatry (with Moshe Halbertal, 1992), The Decent Society (1996), Views in Review: Politics and Culture in the State of the Jews (1998), The Ethics of Memory (2002), Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies (with Ian Buruma, 2004), and On Compromise and Rotten Compromises (2009)