Company: Al Quds University
Sari Nusseibeh is a scion of the oldest Palestinian family in Jerusalem, which, according to hundreds of years of tradition, is the trustee for opening and closing the Gate of the Church of the Holy Sephuchre, which for many Christians is the most important pilgrimmage destination.
He is one of the most distinguished academics in the Arab world. Nusseibeh is a professor of philosophy and president of the Al-Quds University in Jerusalem and was until December 2002 the representative of the Palestinian National Authority in Jerusalem. Nusseibeh is a graduate of philosophy from Oxford University and earned his doctorate from Harvard University.
He is the head and founder of the Palestinian Consultancy Group, and sits on the advisory board of The International Centre for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University in the US. He was voted the 24th most influential intellectutal in the world by Foreign Policy magazine in 2011.