Sari Nusseibeh is a Palestinian Professor of Philosophy and former President of the Al-Quds University in Jerusalem (1995-2014). Granted a B.A. (M. A. Oxon), Politics, Philosophy, Economics and Ph.D. (Harvard), Islamic Philosophy (1978), Nusseibeh also held the positions of Developer and Coordinator of MA program, “Philosophy in Islam” (2014), Chairman and Steering Committee Member of Palestine Negotiating Team (1991- 1994), Professor of Philosophy at Birzeit University (1987- 1992) and chairman of Philosophy and Cultural Studies Program (1982-1984).
Al-‘Awda is the Arabic term Palestinians use to connote both something tangible
and identifiable that can be described, but also something intangible and amorphous
that it is hard if not impossible to describe or put into words, or for others to understand
even if it is skillfully described.