College to Host Conference Honoring Educational Philosopher Martin Buber

The day-long event will feature multiple speakers and topics in philosophy.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of philosopher Martin Buber, Manhattan College will host Dialogue in the 21st Century: A Martin Buber Memorial Conference. The event will bring together Buber scholars, students and community members on Thursday, April 23 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.

Buber was a prominent philosopher, religious thinker, political activist and educator. He was the author of more than 700 books and articles including his most famous book published in 1923, Ich und Du (I and Thou).

Buber was the leading Jewish adult education specialist in Germany in the 1930s and developed a philosophy of education based on addressing the whole person through education of character. He promoted Jewish cultural renewal through his study of Hasidic Judaism by recording and translating Hasidic legends and anecdotes.

The conference will be a full-day event featuring multiple sessions and topics:

  • 9 a.m.: Breakfast
  • 9:45 a.m.: Religious dialogue
  • 11 a.m.: Philosophy of dialogue
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 1:45 p.m.: Buberian moral relations
  • 3 p.m.: Political dialogue and binationalism

View the complete schedule of events for more information.

The conference will be held in the fifth floor Great Room of the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons and is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Sarah Scott, Ph.D., the co-director of the Center for Ethics at (718) 862-7205 or

MC Staff