Elie Wiesel coming to SLU

Elie Wiesel will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Saint Louis University’s Busch Student Center Wool Ballrooms. Wiesel is an internationally renowned professor, writer, and activist. A survivor of the Holocaust, Mr. Wiesel was appointed Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for speaking out against global repression in 1986.

Wiesel has also been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. In 1960, his work Night was published and is now recognized as a landmark work in non-fiction. Today, Mr. Wiesel is a professor of the humanities at Boston University and campaigns actively on behalf of victims of genocide and other forms of oppression.

SLU’s Great Issues Committee organized the event, and student organization SLU Jews is a co-sponsor. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information on Wiesel’s talk, visit http://gic.slu.edu/.