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Avishai Margalit

Avishai Margalit

Professor of Philosophy, Hebrew University

"The Arab Spring and the Israeli Spring"

8:00 PM Friday, February 28, 2014
University Center Ballroom

"Betrayal: Political and Personal"

3:10 PM Friday, February 28, 2014
Gallagher Business Building 123

Please join us for a seminar and lecture with Avishai Margalit, Professor Emeritus at Hebrew University.

Dr. Margalit is one of the foremost thinkers and commentators on the contemporary human condition, the moral issues of our time, and current problems facing Western societies. In addition to his influence as a philosopher, he is highly regarded for his profound and cogent observations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the broader struggle between Islam and the West. As 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), Dr. Margalit has transformed philosophical perspectives on a range of political and societal issues.