Monday, February 26, 2018
Dinner and Discussion with author Anne Nelson: Nazi Berlin and Paris: Lessons in Resistance
*Invitation Only (see below for details)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
There were active resistance movements in Germany soon after the Nazi takeover in 1933. The French resistance began with the Gaullist and Jewish undergrounds in Paris early in the Occupation. Modern activists can benefit from the stories of the artists and intellectuals who took a stand against these brutal regimes. Columbia professor Anne Nelson—author, screenwriter, and former war correspondent in El Salvador and Guatemala—will explore the common motivations and deeds of these movements.
Anne Nelson is an award-winning author and playwright. She is the author of Suzanne's Children; Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler; Murder Under Two Flags: The US, Puerto Rico, and the Cerro Maravilla Cover-up; and The Guys: A Play. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Harper's, BBC, CBC, NPR, and PBS. Nelson is a graduate of Yale University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She teaches at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs in New York City.
*This event is for Students enrolled in the Courage to Be College Seminar. The Courage to Be Lecture and Dinner series brings students, scholars, and experts in diverse fields together to attend to the question of the foundation of moral and spiritual courage in an age when the traditional religious grounds of such courage are said to be weak. These lectures are coordinated with the curricular initiative for students enrolled in the Practice of Courage course. More about the Courage to Be program and the College Seminar is available here.
If you are a student and would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, call 845-758-6822.
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Arendt Center