Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Haig Khatchadourian, PhD Biography

Title:
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“From the Palestinian and my own personal point of view, East Jerusalem ought to become part – indeed, the capital- of the Palestinian state… However, recognizing Israel’s insistence that East Jerusalem is ‘nonnegotiable,’ I endorsed in 1970 the 1947 UN General Assembly’s resolution to internationalize it. That – and Israel’s insistence that Jerusalem is eternally Israeli – remains the Israelis’ unshakable position. Nevertheless, it is my hope that Israel may eventually agree to relinquishing East Jerusalem to Palestinian rule, provided that (a) a political and administrative formula can be worked out whereby Jerusalem would remain undivided; so that, among other things, the city would remain open to all religions, but (b) also allow East Jerusalem to become the capital of the Palestinian state; in the same way that West Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.”

The Quest for Peace Between Israel and the Palestinians, 2000

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Emeritus Professor, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 1994-present
  • Recipient, Ernest Spaights Award, University of Wisconsin, 2005
  • Professor, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 1967-1994
  • Visiting Professor, Philosophy, University of Hawaii, 1977
  • Recipient, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh
  • Recipient, Liberal Arts Fellowship in Philosophy and Law, Harvard Law School
  • Included in “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century,” International Biographical Centre
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, Duke University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Jerusalem Be the Undivided Capital of Israel?