Yehuda Elkana, the third President and Rector of Central European University (1999-2009) was an Auschwitz survivor who became an international scholar and public intellectual with a deep commitment to open society. He was an academic pioneer, a thinker and reformer of higher education, leading CEU for a decade. During his stewardship, CEU grew in size, stature, and intellectual scope, and was transformed from a regional experiment in post-Communist education into a major graduate institution in the social sciences and humanities.
Yehuda Elkana left us in September 2012. He leaves behind a legacy of powerful ideas that many will continue to contemplate and, as he had encouraged, contest in years to come.
Please join us for the screening of a documentary about Yehuda's life experience and memories of Yehuda expressed by his colleagues and friends.