The International Philosophy Conference attracts renowned thinkers from around the world for a week of intensive study and interdisciplinary exchange that confronts ethical and political issues through the prism of Jewish philosophy. Through this conference, the Institute creates a unique discourse that provides new directions for addressing contemporary challenges.
The International Philosophy 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.
The 27th annual conference will be held June 16-20, 2013 on the theme "Truth, Principle, and Compromise: Can They Coexist?"
The 26th annual conference, which took place in June 2012, focused on the theme of "Challenges of Sovereignty in a Jewish State."
The annual Robert Kogod Lecture, which is part of the conference, is open to the general public. The 2013 lecture will be held on June 17, 2013.
The conference is coordinated locally by Hartman Institute's Yitzhak Benbaji and Yair Eldan, and internationally by Professor William Galston of the Brookings Institution and of Professor Miriam Galston of George Washington University Law School.