Selected Lectures & Presentations


Al-Aqsa: A Muslim's view, Keynote at the Marking the Sacred: The Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem -7/June 2017, Providence College, Rhode Island.
Ideals and Interests: the Case of the Arab Transportation network in East Jerusalem, The 19 th B.N.Ganguli Memorial Lecture at The Center for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, 10 th February 2017.
Is Jerusalem ever, or never to be shared?”, Delivered at the IAJLJ Annual Congress, Jerusalem, 2 nd December 2017.
"Sound and Self: A Space to Call Home", In the Keynote Presentation of the Eleventh East-West
Philosophers' Conference, june 2016.

Introduction to Islamic Philosophy, (video).


Empathy ... Presentation at the British Academy, 7 th March 2016.

slam: Law-makers and Philosophers, ( Public Lecture at the 2015 SCT Summer Session, delivered 13th July by Sari Nusseibeh).
" Negotiating: The Cognitive Argument " (Talk delivered at the Dialogue with the other, conference, organized by the goethe institute, Berlin 24 th Feb, 2015)
" The Withering Away of Zionism", Talk To ‘Le Circle', London 19 th June.
"Whither the Arab World?" This lecture was presented at BAHCESEHIR UNIVERSITY July 1st, during the launching of the International Summer University for Intellectual Leadership program, orgnaized by the Aladdin Project.
" Why Philosophy Matters.... ", A talk given to Francis Holland High School Students , Chelsea, London, 18 th March 2013.
"Culture and Conflict-Resolution", delivered at the European Parliament in a session on culture and conflict resolution, Feb 2013.
"Giving Voice to Conscience", Koningsberger Lecture delivered December 13, 2012, University Utrecht.
" GIVING VOICE TO CONSCIENCE " , The Koningsburger Lecture at the University of Utrecht, Dec 2012.
" Maimonides: Seeking the Truth and Speaking It " , a one-day study-workshop on Maimonides at the Jewish museum, Berlin, Nov 2012.
"DUCATION: CAPABILITIES AND CONSTRAINTS", Presented at the Second World Conference on the Right to, and the Right in Education, Brussels Nov. 8-10 2012.
" On Love ", delivered at the Fetza Institutue Council of the Humanities meeting, Kalamazoo, 4th June 2012.
( a video clip of Umm Kulthoum's Love's Tale precedes the presentation ).
" Justice: Rights and Values ", the Annual Lecture on Religion, Conflict and Peace Studies sponsored by the Arizona State University Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Apr 13 2012.
" Where Freedom Is ", On the occasion of a seminar on Tagore's The Home And the World organized by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, Nov 2011.
" Observations on the Arab Awakening and “The Arab Spring”, A Lecture on the occasion of george antonius' 120 th Birthday, in the University of Cyprus on the 18th October.
" Is “One” Unique? ", Paper presented on the 22nd September 2011 at the University of Geneve on the occasion of the inauguration of the program in medieval Jewish thought.
" Government: Religious and Democratic " delivered at the Future of the Religious Past Conference, Amsterdam June-2011.
" Paris Lectures " 1 , 23 , 4 , 5
" On the Occasion of Receiving the Siegfried Unseld Prize", Berlin 28th September-2010.
" A Plea for Metaphysics ", Religion, Philosophy and the Question of a Clash of Cultures" Conference, held in Montreal, Quebec (Canada ) May-2010.
" MEMORY AND THE POLITICS OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT" delivered at the International Conference on History and Memory; held at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study at Shimla, India, in May- 2010.
" FREEDOM " Delivered in Honor of Professor Menahem Yaari, July - 2010,
The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
" Capital Punishment Under The Palestinian Authority ".World Congress Against The Death Penalty/ Geneva, February-2010.
" Sheherezade And Hind, Swaraj " Paper presented at the international conference on Hind Swaraj; 17-19, May- 2009, New Delhi.
" INSPIRATION "- Remarks made at the Graduation Ceremony of the Anglican International School.  Jerusalem on June 25, 2009.
" The Multatuli-lecture ", delivered in Leuven on the 25th of May, 2009: "IDENTITIES IN CONFLICT: MASTERS AND SLAVES".
" Fear of the Other: Fear for the Other " :  presentation made at "The Fear of the Other" conference organized by the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) , Abu Dhabi.March 15, 2009.
" Remarks, in absentia, on Gaza" made on the Occasion of being awarded an honorary doctorate “Doctor Honoris Causa”, by the Academic Councils of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U. Leuven, Leuven) jointly in Belgium. February -2009.

Philosophical Reflections on the Israeli-Palestinian War:

1) Of Hedgehogs, Foxes and Swans  Video Link  (Streaming RealMedia Video).

2) Of Folly, Faith & Miracles.

" Minds without Borders " Presentation made at the Fall Leadership Conference of the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) - Amman on October 26, 2008.
" Palestine: Nation-Building?"Presentation made at the opening ceremony of the Flemish Centre for International Policy of the Antwerp University, Belgium- May 7, 2008.
37. " Islam, Islamic Philosophy and Peace " Presentation made at “Three voices Symposium - Prospettive filosofiche sulla pace” organized by the Philosophy Department - University of Torino, Italy - April 15, 2008.
38. Gas-less in Gaza - Presentation made at the "Human Rights and Intercultural Dialogue In The Mediterranean" conference organized by the Law Faculty, University of Teramo, Italy- March 27-29 2008.
39 " Final Status: Jerusalem and Return " , for James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University ,October -2007.
40  " Self-Worth And Self-Delusion ", Presentation for a workshop about the "Concept of Human Dignity from the perspective of the history of Religions", at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, December- 2006.
41 " Palestinians Demand Justice " , First International Conference On Ethics and Politics, Crete, May -2006.
42 " The Archemidean Lever: Right In the face of Might ", the Max Perutz Memorial Lecture, International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies, London, May 2005.
43 " When Two Rights Conflict: The Right of Return and the Right to Freedom "keynote address, University of Chicago Law School, 2004.
44 " The peace process and Palestinian Statehood " - Presentation made at the United Nations Asian Meeting on The Question of Palestine - Hanoi - Vietnam on March 2000 .