Friday August 28: join Amin Maalouf & rabbi Jonathan Sacks in a fascinating online conversation


Amin Maalouf & Jonathan Sacks: Rediscovering Our Moral Compass

Fri 28 Aug 4pm – 5pm (Edinburgh), 11am (New York)

Free, online


Amin Maalouf and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Rediscovering Our Moral Compass

Amin will be discussing his new book, Adrift. How Our World Lost Its Way, published in Frank Wynne’s English translation in September, available for pre-order on Bookshop


How can we rediscover human solidarity when the world feels like it has lost its way? The European Union is under extreme strain, the US has lost its moral credibility, and the world is so divided that it seems unable to address global threats to the environment and our health.

In this event, two leading thinkers discuss potential solutions to the world’s moral identity crisis. Formerly Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Jonathan Sacks remains a leading public intellectual and his new book is Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times.

Born in Beirut, Amin Maalouf is one of the Arab world’s most respected writers and winner of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. His fifth novel, The Rock of Tanios, won the prestigious Prix Goncourt while his latest non-fiction book is Adrift: How the World Lost Its Way. Join them for an invigorating discussion about how a divided world might rediscover a shared humanity, chaired by former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway.

This is a live event, with an author Q&A.