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Syria, 1944
philosopher and political theorist

Bassam Tibi

Bassam Tibi is a political scientist and a cultural philosopher. He studied sociology, philosophy and history in Frankfurt. From 1973 until his retirement in 2009, he was Professor of International Relations in Göttingen and visiting professor at universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Berkeley. Tibi is a co-founder of the Arab Organization for Human Rights. Among his best-known works are Europa ohne Identität? (1998), Islamische Zuwanderung. Die gescheiterte Integration (2002) and Der neue Totalitarismus. Heiliger Krieg und westliche Sicherheit (2004). In 2012, Islamism and Islam came out.

Published in

Journal Nexus

Nexus 50

Europees humanisme in fragmenten. Grammatica van een ongesproken taal
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 41

Spiegels voor Europa

Speaker at


Nexus Conference 2008

Identity Please!

14 June 2008 09.30 - 18.00 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam


Nexus Conference 2004

Europe: A Beautiful Idea?

4 december 2004 9.00 - 18.10 Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek, Rotterdam


Freedom and Democracy

Civilization and Power

19 November 2004 9.00 - 20.00 Library of Congress, Washington