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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 . . NYC







The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme in partnership with the Centro Primo Levi New York invite you to a roundtable discussion 



“After the Holocaust – Primo Levi and the Nexus of Science, Responsibility and Humanism”



Wednesday, 4 May 2016



6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Trusteeship Chamber, United Nations Headquarters







The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme in partnership with the Centro Primo Levi New York is organising a roundtable discussion titled “After the Holocaust – Primo Levi and the Nexus of Science, Responsibility and Humanism”. The event will take place on 4 May 2016 on the occasion of Yom HaShoah. 


The roundtable discussion will explore themes found in Primo Levi’s writings including scientific ethics, history and memory, language and transmission, and  justice and responsibility. 


After a dramatic reading of a passage identified from Primo Levi's recently published “The Complete Works of Primo Levi”, a panel of scholars and writers will comment on Levi’s work. 


The event will also demonstrate the universal appeal of Primo Levi and his contribution to humanity.



Welcome remarks:

Ms. Cristina Gallach, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information

Ms. Stella Levi, Board of Directors, Centro Primo Levi New York

Mr. Dario Disegni, Board of Directors, Centro Internazionale di Studi Primo Levi Torino



Panellists:

Ms. Lidia Santarelli, Nuremberg Trial Project, Harvard University justice and responsibility

Mr. Francesco Cassata, History of Science, University of Genoa

Ms. Maaza Mengiste, Writer and author

Mr. Roger Cohen, The New York Times



Moderator
:

Ms. Natalia Indrimi, Executive Director, Centro Primo Levi, New York



Readings

Mr. Ramu Damodaran, Chief, United Nations Academic Impact Initiative, and Secretary of the Committee on Information, DPI