New York University Professor Tony Judt will deliver What is Living and What is Dead in Social Democracy, the 2009 Remarque Lecture, on Monday, October 19, 6 p.m. at New York Universitys Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by NYUs Remarque Institute.
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Judt, director of the Remarque Institute, is the author or editor of 13 books, most recently Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century. His book Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945 has been translated into 19 languages and was awarded the European Book Prize. Judt is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and many other journals in Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East. In 2009 he was awarded The Orwell Prize for Lifetime Achievement. After teaching in Cambridge, Oxford and UC Berkeley, he moved to NYU, where he has served as chair of the History Department, dean for humanities, University Professor, and director of the Remarque Institute.
The Remarque Institute was created at New York University in 1995 under the direction of Professor Tony Judt. Its purpose is to support and promote the study and discussion of Europe and to encourage and facilitate communication between Americans and Europeans. The Institute was named after Erich Maria Remarque, whose widow, Paulette Goddard, made a bequest to New York University. For more go to: http://remarque.as.nyu.edu/