From Oct. 25 to 27, the Center for Jewish History, in cooperation with NYU and CUNY Graduate Center, will host a 90th-anniversary symposium on author, memoirist, and noted Holocaust survivor Primo Levi. Twenty-two years after his death, Levi continues to be an influential and internationally-respected public voice in literature, education, science, human rights, ethics, and politics. This year’s symposium explores the translation and international impact of Levi’s work with more than twenty prominent speakers from the humanities, social sciences, and arts, and from organizations such as Human Rights Watch, the Legacy Project, and the Aladdin Project. Highlights include a performance of Levi’s poems as set by eminent composer Tzvi Avni; a reflection from longtime editor Ernesto Ferrero; discussion of philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s reading of Levi; and new Arabic and Farsi translations of Levi’s memoir If This Is a Man. The program is arranged under the auspices of the Consulates General of Italy and Israel and made possible by a grant of the Cahnman Foundation. Admission to Oct. 26–27 sessions is free and open to the public. Register by e-mail at [email protected] and include required sessions in subject line. October 26 sessions: NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th St., New York City. Oct. 27 sessions: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., New York City. Tickets for the Oct. 25 Opening Night event may be purchased at www.smarttix.com or (212) 868-4444. Opening Night: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., New York City. More information visit Centro Primo Levi at www.primolevicenter.org.
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Added by Center for the Humanities on October 13, 2009