Bernard-Henri Lévy & Elif Shafak: Misery, Hope, and the Humanitarian Crisis

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Elif Shafak, Rafael Behr

Jewish Book Weekend

 An unflinching look at the most urgent humanitarian crises around the globe from two of the world’s most respected thinkers, Bernard-Henri Lévy and Elif Shafak.


Two of the world’s most respected thinkers and speakers come together for the first time, live in London and streaming wherever you are.

Bernard-Henri Lévy returns to Jewish Book Week ahead of the publication The Will to See: Dispatches from a World of Misery and Hope. In this stirring rebuke to indifference, he focuses on eight investigative trips he took shortly before the pandemic, taking us from an antisemitic ambush in Libya to an overrun refugee camp on Lesbos, via crises in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kurdistan, Nigeria, Somalia and Ukraine that lack attention or active responses.

As well as winning awards and acclaim for her novels – including Blackwell’s Book of the Year for 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange WorldThe Forty Rules of Love and The Island of Missing Trees – Elif Shafak is a TED Global speaker, a human rights advocate and the author of non-fiction including How To Stay Sane In An Age Of Division.

Chaired by Rafael Behr, a political columnist and leader writer for the Guardian. He is a former Political Editor for the New Statesman, Chief Leader Writer and Online Editor for The Observer, a business news reporter for BBC online and a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times, based in the Baltic region and Russia.

After the live broadcast, the recording will be available for 7 days. For information on how to use KPlayer please refer to our guide.

The Will to See: Dispatches from a World of Misery and Hope and 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange Worldwill be available to purchase at the Blackwell’s pop-up bookstall on Sun 3 Oct.

Bernard-Henri Lévy & Elif Shafak: Misery, Hope, and the Humanitarian Crisis

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Elif Shafak, Rafael Behr

Jewish Book Weekend

Date & start time:Sun 3 Oct – 4pm
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Performers:Bernard-Henri Lévy, Elif Shafak, Rafael Behr
Genres:JBW Pass, Jewish Book Week, Jewish Book Weekend, Online Events, Words

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