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Celebration of Saul Landau
October 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On behalf of the Landau family and the Institute for Policy Studies, we’d like to invite you to a celebration of the life and work of Saul Landau.
Saul died on September 9, 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer. In his more than 40 years as an IPS Fellow, Saul became internationally known for his films, books, poetry, and searing political commentary. His most widely praised achievements are the more than 40 films and 14 books he produced on Cuba, human rights, and many other topics. He received the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, as well as an Emmy (for the film “Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang”). His 1980 book Assassination on Embassy Row, co-authored with John Dinges, was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award. In 2008, the Chilean government presented him with the Bernardo O’Higgins Award for his work to advance international human rights. And in August 2013, the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) awarded him the Medal of Friendship.
Please join us in paying tribute to one of the most fearless, creative, and committed progressive scholar-activists of our time.
If you cannot attend, you may view the program via livestreaming.
You’re also welcome to share your thoughts through the IPS Saul Landau tribute page.
IPS 50th anniversary events from October 11 to 13 include an Ideas into Action Festival, a dinner, and a gala at Union Station. Many former IPSers will be coming into town to join Harry Belafonte, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Sy Hersh, Amy Goodman, Ariel Dorfman, Barbara Ehrenreich, and other friends.
For more information on the Landau Celebration, contact: Sarah Anderson, Institute for Policy Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 202 787 5227.