Historian Timothy Garton Ash will deliver the 2011 Tony Judt Memorial Lecture, “Muslims in Europe! The Challenges to Liberalism,” on Tuesday, September 27, at 6 p.m. at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South, Room 802 [at LaGuardia Place]).
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by NYU’s Remarque Institute.
The public may call 212.998.3660 or email email@example.com for more information. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street); N, R (8th Street).
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies at Oxford University, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Featured on Time magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people in 2005, he is the author of nine books of political writing or “history of the present” that have charted the transformation of Europe over the past 30 years. His essays appear regularly in the New York Review of Books and he writes a weekly column in the Guardian which is widely syndicated in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
The Tony Judt Memorial Lecture recognizes NYU historian Tony Judt, who directed the Remarque Institute until his death in 2010. Judt authored or edited more than a dozen books, including Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century and Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945, which has been translated into 19 languages and was awarded the European Book Prize.
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.