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Sari Nusseibeh, PhD Biography

President of Al Quds University
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“The two sides hereby agree to accept a historic compromise based on the principle of two sovereign and viable states existing side by side…

Two states for two peoples: Both sides will declare that Palestine is the only state of the Palestinian people and Israel is the only state of the Jewish people.”

Text of the Nusseibeh-Ayalon Agreement, Aug. 6, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President of Al Quds University, 1995-present
  • Professor of Philosophy, Al-Quds University, 1995-present
  • Co-founder and General-Secretary: The Peoples’ Campaign for Peace and Democracy HASHD, 2003-present
  • Member, The Palestinian National Council
  • UNESCO Chair of “Freedom of Expression”
  • Co-Chairman, Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO)
  • Fellow, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, 2006
  • Fellow, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, 2004-2005
  • Visiting Lectureship, Balliol College, Oxford, U.K, 2003
  • Political Commissioner for Jerusalem affairs in the PLO, the highest Palestinian official in Jerusalem, 2001-2003
  • Co-founder: The Peoples’ Peace Campaign, 2001
  • Co-founder: The Higher Committee of Fatah in the Occupied Territories, 1991-1994
  • Co-founder and Chairman: The Higher Political Committees in the Occupied Territories, 1991-1994
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Palestinian Negotiating Team, 1991-1993
  • Fatah Strategist, The Unified National Command of the Intifada, 1988-1991
  • PhD, Islamic Philosophy, Harvard University, 1978
  • MA, Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Oxford University, 1971
  • BA, Oxford University
  • Born in Damascus, Syria, 1949
Quoted in:
  1. Should Israel Be a Jewish State?