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Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Crisis in Criminal Justice: Mass Incarceration and the Impact of DNA Science on the Phenomenon of Wrongful Convictions.
Lorraine Beitler Distinguished Lecture for 2017.
Speaker: David Rudovsky, Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Recording available on YouTube
Website: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/beitler17.html
Press releases: Penn News Article

 



Thursday, April 7, 2016. The Relevance of Dreyfus in the Age of ISIS.
Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture for 2016.

Speaker: Trudy Rubin, Worldview columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Recording available on YouTube
Website: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/beitler16.html
Press releases: Invitation,  Penn News Article

 



Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Art, Print Culture, and Radical Politics, c. 1900 - A Symposium

Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture for 2015.
Speakers: Vanessa R. Schwartz, Professor of History, Art History and Critical Studies, University of Southern California, and S. Hollis Clayson, Professor of Art History and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University.
Further information: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/dreyfus_2015.html

 


April 25, 2013. President Jefferson, Chief Justice Marshall and the Treason Trial of Aaron Burr

Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture for 2013 R. Kent Newmyer, University of Connecticut Law School.


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April 22, 2010. Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters

Lecture and Book Signing. Louis Begley, author of Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters (Yale University Press, 2009) .

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania.


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April 19, 2009. Human Rights in the 21st Century

Lectures and discussion with Karen J. Greenberg (Center on Law and Security, New York University) and Clemens Nathan (Director, Clemens Nathan Research Centre), two of the leading contemporary voices on human rights and international law and justice.

Claudia Cohen Hall, University of Pennsylvania


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November 13, 2008. The Affair on Screen

Screening of rare early silent short films on the Dreyfus Affair by Georges Méliès (1899), panel discussion with Penn faculty in Cinema Studies, and screening of Ken Russell's 1991 film, "Prisoner of Honor."

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania


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April 3, 2008. Democracy Today: Lessons from Dreyfus and Zola

A Forum and Discussion with Professors Jean-Max Guieu (Georgetown Univ.) and Jeffrey Mehlman (Boston Univ.)

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania


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April 19, 2007. The Dreyfus Affair and Contemporary Anti-Semitism

Lecture by Paula E. Hyman (Yale University) and presentation by Yaël Perl Ruiz (great-granddaughter of Alfred Dreyfus)

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania


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November 5, 2006. Jews in France: Crisis and Continuity

An interdisciplinary conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of the exoneration of Alfred Dreyfus

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania


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October 2, 2001. Intellectuals and the Struggle for Social Justice

Exhibition opening, with addresses by Martine Le Blond-Zola (great-granddaughter of Emile Zola), Lorraine Beitler, and Henri Mitterand (Columbia University)

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania


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