2005 Activities

Profiles in Leadership
Truth at Stake

Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Shapiro Campus Center
Brandeis University, Waltham

The post-Holocaust era has presented difficult problems. How do we protect historical truth? How do we teach truth to our children? Scholars, government officials, educators, and philanthropists--often in partnership with one another--have risen to the leadership challenges of this era. "Truth at Stake" invited Brandeis alumna, Deborah Lipstadt (M.A. ’72, Ph.D. ’76) to discuss her six-year legal battle with David Irving. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Leslie Wexner described how philanthropists worked together to raise $1.5 million for the defense in the Irving-Lipstadt trial. Stuart Eizenstat, Howard Gardner, and Margot Stern Strom engaged in a thought-provoking panel discussion, ranging from the billion dollar “Swiss gold affair” to the challenges of moral education.

   Conference Program
   Brandeis grad tells tale of rebuffing 'Holocaust denier'
   Daily News, March 3, 2005