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Cancelled: A culture of tolerance or a tolerance of culture?

Amin Maalouf, Claudio Magris and Europe's cultural diversity

Date & time
Thursday, March 26, 2015
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Professor Sandra Parmegiani


This event is free


Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics


Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W. Room H-527

Wheelchair accessible


This event has been cancelled.

At a time when Voltaire’s Treaties on Tolerance is climbing the bestseller list in France, Europe was seeking, with a particular sense of urgency, an answer to the pressing dilemma of how to build a tolerant society amidst its cultural diversity.

Claudio Magris and Amin Maalouf, two leading European writers and cultural philosophers, have offered in the last decades an analysis of Europe’s ills and a constructive reflection on the roots of intolerance. Their works constitute an antidote to the dangers of present-day radicalism and an informed set of guidelines for Europe’s troubled present.

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