The event is taking place in the context of the Levinas centennial titled “A Century with Levinas” which began with inaugural events in Paris and Jerusalem and will include conferences throughout the world. The event is free and all are welcome, subject to seating availability.
“I am determined to take advantage of this year’s centennial, modestly and with others, to raise awareness on the greatness of Levinas.” Bernard-Henri Levy
World-renowned contemporary philosopher, Bernard-Henri Levy will speak on the legacy of the great ethical philosopher Emmanuel Levinas at New York University on Tuesday evening, May 9th at 6:30 PM. The event is under the joint auspices of the New York Consulate Generals of France and Israel. In the spirit of their ongoing friendship, the Consulates are joining to present the profound ethical message of Emmanuel Levinas, widely regarded as the philosopher who most advanced the priority of ethical responsibility philosophical discourse. The event is taking place in the context of the Levinas centennial titled “A Century with Levinas” which began with inaugural events in Paris and Jerusalem and will include conferences throughout the world (see www.Levinas100.org).
Bernard-Henri Levy, author of American Vertigo, has long spoken of Levinas’ profound influence on him and on other contemporary ethical thinkers. The event is hosted by New York University’s Center for French Civilization and Culture, whose Director Tom Bishop will be providing introductory remarks. It is intended that Bernard-Henri Levy’s delivery of this message of ethical responsibility will be a source of insight and lasting inspiration to all those in attendance. The event is free and all are welcome, subject to seating availability.
- Greetings by: Consul General of France, François Delattre, Ambassador Arye Mekel, Consul General of Israel
- When: Tuesday, May 9th 2006, at 6:30 PM
- Where: NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Sq. South at LaGuardia Place) [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]
For More Information: Please contact James Devitt, New York University Office of Public Affairs (212)998-6808, e-mail: email@example.com or Lawrence Knoll, Levinas Ethical Legacy Foundation (212)760-5988, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors: The event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for French Civilization and Culture, Association pour la Celebration du Centenaire d’ Emmanuel Levinas, Raissa and Emmanuel Levinas Center, The Levinas Ethical Legacy Foundation, the North American Levinas Society and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
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