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Roundtable discussion: "After the Holocaust – Primo Levi and the Nexus of Science, Responsibility and Humanism", 4.5.2016
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
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
Ms. Carla Esperanza Rivera Sánchez, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the United Nations and Vice Chairperson of the United Nations General Assembly Committee on Information
Mr. John Turturro, Actor and writer