|The Robert P. Kogod Annual Lecture, which is part of the Shalom Hartman Institute's annual International Philosophy Conference, is open to the general public. This year's event will be held on June 17, 2013, at 7:30 pm at the Shalom Hartman Institute. SHI Research Fellow and iEngage Project member Dr. Tal Becker will deliver the address: "Compromising for Peace: Hard Lessons from the Negotiating Table."
Depending on context and perspective, compromise can either be seen as a virtue, necessary for co-existence and peace, or a vice, signaling weakness and betrayal of principle. What can the actual practice of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations teach us about the essence and role of compromise in the pursuit of peace? What lessons can we learn about Jewish and Palestinian attitudes towards compromise and how can a deeper understanding of compromise help us address the challenge of conflict-resolution.
The 27th annual Shalom Hartman Institute International Philosophy Conference will be held June 16-20, 2013, on the theme, "Truth, Principle, and Compromise: Can They Coexist?"
The conference takes place every June at Shalom Hartman Institute's Jerusalem campus, and attracts some 40 philosophers from Israel, North America and Europe. Participants in the International Philosophy Conference (by invite only) are distinguished philosophers and political and legal theorists from universities around the world. The program includes lectures, roundtable discussions, and small group learning.