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Questions of Morality and Justice in the Shaping of Tomorrow



Date: Wednesday, June 20, 16:30 - 18:00
Location: Oren 2 Hall

The core questions of humanity that have occupied philosophers since the dawn of history remain relevant today. In our thoughts on shaping tomorrow, how should we relate to the classic issues: justice, morality, tikkun olam, human nature, violence, ideology, solidarity, mutual responsibility, tolerance, relations with the other, and of course – the very meaning of human existence?

 

Moderator:

 

Professor Moshe Halbertal, Israel: Gruss Professor of Law, New York University; Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Member, National Academy for Sciences and the Humanities. Author: People of the Book: Canon, Meaning and Authority (1997), Interpretative Revolutions in the Making (Hebrew, 1997), By Way of Truth: Nahmanides and the Creation of Tradition (2006), On Sacrifice (2012). Co-Author: Idolatry (with Avishai Margalit, 1998). Recipient: Bruno Award (Rothschild Foundation); Goldstein-Goren Award.


Participants:

 

Professor Nina Khrushcheva, Russia/USA: Associate Professor, Graduate Program of International Affairs, The New School; Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute; Editor: Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World; Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Author: Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics (2008).

 

Professor Avishai Margalit, Israel: The George F. Kennan Professor (2006 – 2011), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University; Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Member, The Center for the Study of Rationality, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Member, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Author: On Compromise and Rotten Compromises (2010); The Ethics of Memory (2002); The Decent Society (1996) Recipient: Israel Prize (Philosophy), EMET Prize.

 

Professor Dominique Moisi, France: Founder, Senior Advisor, IFRI (French Institute for International Relations); Professor, College of Europe (Warsaw), Fordham University School of Business (New York), King's College (London). Columnist, The Financial Times, Les Echos.

 

Dr. Yuval Noah Harari, Israel: Lecturer, Department of History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Author: A Brief History of Mankind (2011).

 

 

The panel will be simultaneously translated into Hebrew and English. 






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