February 8, 2010

Advance Notice

Argentine-Jewish legacy to be parsed

The Tam Institute of Jewish Studies presents “The Legacy of Jacobo Timerman: Jewish-Argentine, Public Intellectual, Survivor of Disappearance and Torture” at a symposium Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Ethics.

The journalist’s criticism of Argentina’s military dictatorship in the 1970s subjected him to arrest. Timerman also criticized Israel’s invasion of Lebanon during that time. On the 10th anniversary of his death, scholars are reappraising his legacy as a symbol of Latin American-Jewish identity, crusader for human rights and critic of Israel. 

Other co-sponsors include the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the departments of political science, history, Spanish and Portuguese.
The symposium is free and open to the public.

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