Leading political theorist to discuss Israel/Palestine conflict at Binghamton University


Michael Walzer, political philosopher and professor at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will present a lecture titled “The Four Wars of Israel/Palestine” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 22, in the Chamber Hall of the Anderson Center on the Binghamton University campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Walzer has been a permanent faculty member at the Institute of Advanced Study since 1980. One of the world’s leading political theorists, he is the author of more than a dozen books, including several that have become classic works in the field. Among Walzer’s most significant and influential works are Just and Unjust Wars (1977), Spheres of Justice (1983), Exodus and Revolution (1985), and On Toleration (1997).

A co-editor of Dissent magazine and a contributing editor of The New Republic, Walzer is an active participant in public debates on key issues of domestic and foreign policy. A frequent visitor to Israel and a member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University, Walzer received an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University in 2003. He is currently editing a four-volume work on The Jewish Political Tradition, two volumes of which have already been published by Yale University Press.

Walzer’s presentation is sponsored by the Harpur College Dean’s Office, the departments of Judaic Studies, Philosophy and History, Hillel at Binghamton, and the Middle East and North Africa Studies (MENA) program.

For more information, contact Allan Arkush at 607-777-2926.

Last Updated: 9/17/13