The rock-star French philosopher explains how his ideas are shaped by the wisdom and beauty of Judaism, why Judaism and Jewish peoplehood is important to the world — and why the global resurgence of anti-Semitism poses an existential threat to us all.
Bernard-Henri Lévy is a philosopher, journalist, activist and filmmaker. Among his dozens of books are American Vertigo, Barbarism with a Human Face and Who Killed Daniel Pearl?, and most recently The Genius of Judaism. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications throughout Europe and the United States. His films include the documentaries Bosna! and A Day in the Death of Sarajevo. Lévy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racism and has served on diplomatic missions for the French government.
Charlie Rose has been anchor and executive editor of Charlie Rose, a nightly one-hour program that engages in one-on-one, in-depth conversations and round-table discussions since it first aired in 1991. The series appears nightly on PBS and in primetime on Bloomberg Television in the US and around the world. He recently launched Charlie Rose: The Week, chronicling the best stories and interviews of the past seven days. He also co-anchors CBS This Morning and is a contributing correspondent to 60 Minutes. Mr. Rose won an Emmy Award and Peabody Prize for his 2013 interview with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, and he was named among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. In 2015 he received the Walter Cronkite Excellence in Journalism Award, and his other honors include the Legion d’honneur, the 2014 Vincent Scully Prize, and numerous awards from the scientific and journalism communities. His website is charlierose.com.
Bernard-Henri Lévy with Charlie Rose: Why Judaism Matters
Date: Wed, Jan 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Price: from $38.00