Daniel Noah Moses

Daniel Noah Moses grew up between the suburbs of New York, the City, the Catskill Mountains, and the Adirondacks. His life is an effort to figure out how human beings can learn to live together–in our communities, in our countries, as a species–with justice, dignity, and human flourishing, while effectively engaging with multiple challenges and sharing this overburdened planet.

In pursuit of his Ph.D. in American history, Daniel explored struggles to achieve democracy in the United States. While living in Yerevan, Armenia, in the former Soviet Union, for two-and-a-half years, and during eleven years living in Jerusalem, working with Seeds of Peace, he brought his interest in self-government to the intersection of education and conflict transformation.  Since 2000, he has worked with a diverse range of educators, community leaders, activists, university and high school students, from across lines of conflict–in the Caucasus,  the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, and, increasingly, the United States–to build cross-cultural reflective learning communities committed to action.

Daniel’s studies of history and social theory relate directly to what he does on the ground.  His book, The Promise of Progress: The Life and Work of Lewis Henry Morgan, a biography of the pioneering anthropologist, is, among other things, an exploration of the human capacity to learn, of visions for a good society and good life.  A former Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard University and Fellow at the Mandel Institute for Educational Leadership, Daniel has taught at the university level in the Caucasus, in Abu Dis, Palestine, and in the United States.  He continually integrates theory and practice to spark human connection and imagination, to unlock possibilities for individual, social, and political experience.

Since moving back to the United States, 2017, Daniel has been doing his best to lead a healthy, well balanced, life.  He loves walking in cities and hiking in the wilderness; he loves local olives and local apples. He is hopeful about the future, but not optimistic. He is committed to this work.

Daniel Noah Moses
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