Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair Distinguished Lecture Series

This lecture series seeks to promote learning and debate concerning issues relating to the Dreyfus Affair in France (1894-1906) and its implications for modern society. The Distinguished Lecture series began in 2007. Scholar interviews are brief video interviews with experts in the fields of the Dreyfus Affair and modern human rights, illustrated by relevant images from the Beitler Collection.





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    The Dreyfus Affair and Contemporary Anti-Semitism
    (2007-04-19) Hyman, Paula E; Ruiz, Yael Perl
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    Human Rights in the 21st Century
    (2009-04-19) Greenberg, Karen J; Nathan, Clemens; Ingram, Germaine
    Karen J. Greenberg and Clemens Nathan are two of the leading contemporary voices on international human rights and international justice. Their discussion looks back at events of the previous century and forward to consider national and international challenges and priorities in the new century. Karen J. Greenberg is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security, based at New York University. She is the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days (Oxford University Press, 2009). She has edited The Enemy Combatant Papers (2008); The Torture Papers (2005); The Torture Debate in America (2005); and Al Quaeda Now (2005). Clemens Nathan worked with René Cassin at the Alliance Israelite Universelle and has carried on his tradition of working for human rights at the Clemens Nathan Research Centre, an organization devoted to the promotion of international human rights. Germaine Ingram (moderator) is Director of Site Development at The Benefit Bank, a program of Solutions for Progress, Philadelphia. To download podcasts of the lecture (divided into sections), choose from the additional files below. To view the event press release, select the Download button at upper right.
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    Why The Dreyfus Affair Matters
    (2010-04-22) Begley, Louis
    Novelist and lawyer Louis Begley, author of Wartime Lies, About Schmidt, and Matters of Honor, presents his book Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters (Yale University Press, 2009). Begley investigates the abuses of judicial and military power that led to the persecution of Dreyfus for treason in 1894 and caused bitter divisions in French society for years afterward. His study sheds new light on the Affair and makes clear its continuing significance for contemporary American legal and political debates. To download a podcast of the lecture, choose one of the additional files below. To view the event poster, select the Download button at upper right.
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    Democracy Today: Lessons from Dreyfus and Zola
    (2008-04-03) Guieu, Jean-Max; Mehlman, Jeffrey; Ingram, Germaine