Azmi Bishara is the General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and a member of its Executive Board. A prominent researcher and writer, Bishara has published numerous books and academic papers in political thought, social theory, and philosophy, in addition to several literary works. He was Professor of Philosophy and History of Political Thought at Birzeit University, from 1986 to 1996. He also co-founded Muwatin, the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy, and Mada al-Carmel, the Arab Center for Applied Social Research. Bishara was the principal founder of the National Democratic Assembly (Balad), a Palestinian-Arab party inside the Green Line, which supports democratic values irrespective of religious, ethnic or national identity. For four consecutive session, from 1996-2007, he represented his party as an elected member of parliament. In 2007, Bishara was persecuted for his political positions at the hands of the Israeli authorities, and currently resides in Qatar. He is the recipient of the Ibn Rushd Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2002 and the Global Exchange Human Rights Award in 2003.
Religion and Secularism in Historical Context (3 vols.) (2013-2015)
Syria an Arduous Path to Freedom: an Attempt in Contemporary History (2014)
The Glorious Tunisian Revolution: Analysis of Process and Structure, 2012
Revolution and Susceptibility to Revolution, 2011.
The Meaning of being an Arab in Present, 2009.
The Arab Question, 2007.
From the Jewishness of the State to Sharon, 2004.
Theses on a Deferred Awakening, 2002.
The Palestinian Intifada and its reflections in the Israeli public opinion, 2001.
The Arabs in Israel- a view from within, 1999.
A Reading in a Ruptured Political Discourse, 1998.
On the Construction of Identities, 1997 (Editor).
A Contribution to the Criticism of Civil society, 1996.
The Enlightenment- an Unfinished Project, 1995 (Editor).
The Song of Songs that is Ours. A Text, 2008.
Love in the Shadow’s Zone, 2005.
The Checkpoint- fragments of a novel, 2003.
The Great Egyptian Revolution, Doha, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, 2011.
On recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, Doha, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, 2011.
Tunisia in the time of revolution and the speed of light, Doha, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, 2011.
Truth, power and the rehabilitation of the facts, Doha, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, 2011.