Sari Nusseibeh is a palestinian professor of Philosophy. Born in Damascus in 1949, he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics in Oxford and, in 1978, took a Ph.D in Islamic Philosophy at Harvard University. From 1995 to 2014, he was President of Al-Quds University, where he teaches Philosophy from 1995. His research interests are now focused on Islamic Intellectual Thought (past and present) and Moral and Political Thought – especially related to the Palestinian issue. He was also the representative of Palestinian National Authority in Jerusalem from 2008 to 2010. In the same year, in an open online poll, Nusseibeh was voted the 24th most influential intellectual in the world on the list of Top 100 Public Intellectuals by Prospect Magazine (UK) and Foreign Policy (United States).


  • Une Allumette Vaut-elle Toute Notre Philosophie?, Flammarion, Jan 2012.
  • What’s A Palestinian State Worth? Harvard University Press, 2011.
  • Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life:  Autobiographical Reflections. (With Anthony David). New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
  • “On Love”, in Human Alert. ed. Hent de Vries. Colombia University Press. 2015
  • “The Possible Worlds of Avicenna and Liebniz”, in The Misty Land of Ideas and The Light of
  • Dialogue: An Anthology of Comparative Philosophy: Western & Islamic, ed. Ali Paya, ICAS Press, Dec 2014.

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