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Jewish-American public intellectual and author Kaddish

Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier is an American-Jewish public intellectual and editor-in-chief of Liberties, a new journal of culture and politics. He was educated at the universities of Columbia, Oxford and Harvard where he was selected to the Society of Fellows. From 1983 to 2014 Wieseltier was the renowned literary editor of The New Republic. He is the author of Against Identity (1996) and Kaddish (1998), which was translated into many languages and has become a classic about love, death, the accursed questions and the quest for wisdom. His essays on culture, religion, and history have been published in many international journals and magazines. He has published many translations of Hebrew poetry into English.  In 2013 he won the prestigious Dan David Prize for outstanding achievement in the humanities. Since 2001 Leon Wieseltier has been a regular contributor to the publications and events of the Nexus Institute.

Published in

Journal Nexus
2020

Nexus 84

Een spiegel voor onze tijd
Cultura Animi
2018

A Letter to My Teacher

Journal Nexus
2018

Nexus 79

Brief aan mijn leraar
Journal Nexus
2018

Nexus 77

De laatste revolutie
Journal Nexus
2016

Nexus 73

Maar er was geen plaats in de herberg
Journal Nexus
2016

Nexus 71

Wachten op de barbaren
Journal Nexus
2012

Nexus 62

Poëzie van het leven
Journal Nexus

Nexus 54

De passie voor geloof, dood en vrijheid
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 39

De queeste van het leven Deel III. Anatomie van het verlies
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 29

De queeste van het leven Deel I. Liefde en dood

Speaker at

Revolution of Hope

Conference

Nexus Conference

The Revolution of Hope

Saturday 20 November 2021 NO&B / online
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Symposium

The Legacy of 20th-Century Catastrophes

You Tell Us Stories. Why?

2 May 2020 online

Conference

or What Will Rule the World?

The Ring

Sunday 10 November 9.30 – 16.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
magic mountain

Symposium

Cultivating the Human Spirit in Dispirited Times

The Magic Mountain Revisited

21 September 2019 9.15 - 17.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
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Nexus Conference 2018

The Battle Between Good and Evil

15 December 2018 9.30 – 16.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
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Conference

Nexus Conference 2017

The Last Revolution

18 November 2017 9.30 – 16.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
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Conference

Nexus Conference 2015

Waiting for the Barbarians

14 November 2015 9.45 - 16.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
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Conference

Part I. Faith, Death, and Freedom

Man after the End of History

6 September 2009 9.15 - 17.30 Het Muziektheater Amsterdam

Conference

Part III. The Anatomy of Loss

The Quest for Life

2 November 2003 9.20 - 22.00 Tilburg University

Conference

Part I. Love and Death

The Quest for Life

4 February 2001 9.30 - 20.00 Tilburg University