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IMAGE: Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel speaks at the second Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Thursday, April 11, in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel speaks at the second Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Thursday, April 11, in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
IMAGE: Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel addressed a sold-out crowd of 5,100 people in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel addressed a sold-out crowd of 5,100 people in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
IMAGE: Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton and his wife, Linda, pose for a photo with Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel during a reception in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton and his wife, Linda, pose for a photo with Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel during a reception in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
IMAGE: Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel receives a standing ovation during his introduction to a sold-out crowd of 5,100 people in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel receives a standing ovation during his introduction to a sold-out crowd of 5,100 people in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
IMAGE: Elie Wiesel poses for a photo with Kent State students who attended the pre-event reception in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
Elie Wiesel poses for a photo with Kent State students who attended the pre-event reception in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
IMAGE: Elie Wiesel receives an emotional greeting from a friend during the pre-event reception in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
Elie Wiesel receives an emotional greeting from a friend during the pre-event reception in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
IMAGE: Display monitors broadcast the speech by Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel at the second Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
Display monitors broadcast the speech by Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel at the second Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
IMAGE: Elie Wiesel last visited Kent State University on April 11, 1989, which is exactly 24 years to the day of his April 11, 2013 visit as part of the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series. Pictured (from left to right) are Herbert Hochhauser, Ph.D., who served as director of Kent State’s Jewish Studies and Ethnic Heritage programs in 1989, and Wiesel.
Elie Wiesel last visited Kent State University on April 11, 1989, which is exactly 24 years to the day of his April 11, 2013 visit as part of the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series. Pictured (from left to right) are Herbert Hochhauser, Ph.D., who served as director of Kent State’s Jewish Studies and Ethnic Heritage programs in 1989, and Wiesel.
  • IMAGE: Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel speaks at the second Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Thursday, April 11, in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
  • IMAGE: Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel addressed a sold-out crowd of 5,100 people in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
  • IMAGE: Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton and his wife, Linda, pose for a photo with Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel during a reception in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
  • IMAGE: Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel receives a standing ovation during his introduction to a sold-out crowd of 5,100 people in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
  • IMAGE: Elie Wiesel poses for a photo with Kent State students who attended the pre-event reception in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
  • IMAGE: Elie Wiesel receives an emotional greeting from a friend during the pre-event reception in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
  • IMAGE: Display monitors broadcast the speech by Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel at the second Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
  • IMAGE: Elie Wiesel last visited Kent State University on April 11, 1989, which is exactly 24 years to the day of his April 11, 2013 visit as part of the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series. Pictured (from left to right) are Herbert Hochhauser, Ph.D., who served as director of Kent State’s Jewish Studies and Ethnic Heritage programs in 1989, and Wiesel.

Nobel Peace Prize
Winner Elie Wiesel
Addresses Sold-Out
Audience

University Communications and Marketing | 04/24/2013

IMAGE: Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel speaks with moderator Eric Mansfield of University Communications and Marketing at the second Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series. Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel speaks with moderator Eric Mansfield of University Communications and Marketing at the second Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor Elie Wiesel spoke at the second Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Thursday, April 11, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) on the Kent Campus. Wiesel addressed a sold-out crowd of 5,100 people. Many of the Kent State students in attendance were familiar with Wiesel’s memoir “Night,” in which he details the saga of his family being imprisoned and killed in concentration camps.

Wiesel’s personal experience of the Holocaust led him to use his talents as an author, teacher and storyteller to advocate for human rights and peace in the world. He has worked on behalf of oppressed people much of his adult life.

“Professor Elie Wiesel is a true humanitarian and peace advocate who has impacted our world for most of his life through his works, writings and commitment to the plights of the oppressed,” said Kent State President Lester A. Lefton. “Having a man of his caliber, who has achieved much for humanity, at Kent State is indeed an honor.”

During his opening remarks, Lefton noted that it was 24 years ago to the day that Wiesel last visited Kent State on April 11, 1989.  

For more information about Wiesel, visit www.kent.edu/president/speakers/wiesel/biography.cfm.

The Kent State Presidential Speaker Series seeks to bring high-profile, world-renowned experts to Kent State for serious, thought-provoking discussions and conversations. The new program enhances the engagement of the world beyond Kent State’s campuses, which is one of the university’s strategic goals.

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