|Stéphane Hessel at the Maison Française|
On Tuesday, September 27, Stéphane Hessel, 93-year old Resistance hero and author of the worldwide phenomenon, Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous!, addressed a standing-room only audience of nearly 300 at Columbia University, in an event sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française.
Mr. Hessel's talk at Columbia about his book was featured on C-SPAN Book TV on Sunday, October 9, at 12:15 a.m. and at 10 pm (ET). To watch his full interview on C-Span, please click here.
Following his September 27 appearance at the Maison Française, Stéphane Hessel was interviewed by Ray Suarez on the PBS News Hour on October 11. To see the interview, please click here.
To read (and hear) more about Mr. Hessel's book and his appearance at the Columbia Maison Française, please click on the links below:
- Le Monde
On Tuesday, September 27, Stéphane Hessel, 93-year old Resistance hero and author of the worldwide phenomenon, Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous!, addressed a standing-room only audience of nearly 300 at Columbia University, in an event sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française. Barely off the plane from Paris, he nonetheless spoke with great energy and passion, eloquently answering questions posed by Nikil Saval of n+1 magazine and Shanny Peer, director of the Maison Française. Mr. Hessel spoke of the necessity for today's youth to find their own reasons for indignation and commit themselves to fighting against the injustices that persist around the world. While recognizing that the enemy may not be as clear today as it was when he fought in the French Resistance as a young man, he advocates action to avoid the kind of passivity he views as the biggest risk for democracy. Most important in fueling his own outrage, Hessel cited some of the greatest challenges the world faces today including poverty and the increasing gap between rich and poor, the degradation of the planet, and terrorism. Mr. Hessel ended his talk to a standing ovation from a very inspired crowd.