Elie Wiesel To Speak about September 11th

February 2, 2002

On Thursday, February 21, at 8 p.m. the human rights advocate and Nobel Prize laureate, Elie Wiesel will speak. During this free event, open to the public, Elie Wiesel will reflect upon the tragic events on September 11th. “Terrorists glorify hatred and seek to arouse fear. Only this time, they failed,” he said in a Parade Magazine interview on October 28, 2001. This event will take place in the McArthur Gymnasium. The doors will open at 7 p.m.

Elie Wiesel is the author of over 40 books, including Night, a memoir recounting his experience in a Nazi death camp. Night has been translated into thirty languages. Elie currently teaches philosophy, religion and literature at Boston University. He is also working on his third volume of his memoirs. Elie devotes much of his time to informing and reminding people of the Holocaust.

This event is the 2002 Peter Rudy Wallace Public Service Lecture, and part of the Presidential Inauguration Lecture Series. For more information please contact Public Relations at 864- 8297.