His career is most impressive, but his message is most present-day: Europe should turn fear into hope. Moïsi’s personal history reflects that message. He was born in 1946, as son of Auschwitz-survivor Jules Moïsi. Referring to his father, number 159721 in Auschwitz, Moisi now says: “He survived fear and humiliation to teach me hopefulness.” This theme is the basis of the geopolitics of emotions that Moïsi has drawn. The idea that hope is possible after fear and humiliation is a message both jury and foundation strongly want to support.
In November 2018 The Spinozalens laureate will receive in the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague a sculpture and ten thousand euros, handed to him by the mayor. At the occasion, a special publication will be presented as an introduction to the laureate’s work.
1991 - Le Nouveau Continent: Plaidoyer pour une Europe renaissante
2009 - La géopolitique de l'émotion
2011 - Un juif improbable