To the Editors:

Avishai Margalit, a frequent contributor to The New York Review, will deliver the twelfth annual Irving Howe Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, October 30, at 7 PM in the Proshansky Auditorium of the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street). His subject is “Sectarianism: Religious and Political.” Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is currently the George Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His books include The Decent Society, The Ethics of Memory, and (with Ian Buruma) Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies. He delivered the Tanner Lectures at Stanford in 2005. The Howe lectures honor the late critic, editor, and political writer Irving Howe (1920–1993), who taught at the City University of New York from 1963 to 1986. They are sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and made possible by a generous gift from Mr. Max Palevsky. The lectures are free and open to the public. For additional information please call (212) 817-2005.

Morris Dickstein

Center for the Humanities

CUNY Graduate Center

New York City

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November 8, 2007