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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
  • 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 Elie Wiesel addressed a sold-out crowd of 5,100 people 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.
  • 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.
  • Elie Wiesel receives an emotional greeting from a friend during the pre-event reception 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.
  • Elie Wiesel poses for a photo with Kent State students who attended the pre-event reception in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.

Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series Presents An Evening With Elie Wiesel

Presidential Speaker Series | 02/28/2014
Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Boston University Professor and author of the book Night, Elie Wiesel spoke at the second event in the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m.  You can read more about the event or watch video highlights from the evening.


“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, and so I invite all members of our community to come and learn from what promises to be a thought-provoking session.”

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.

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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