December 6, 2023
January 10, 2024
February 6, 2024
March 5, 2024
March 14, 2024
5:00 PM Reception
6:00 PM Presentation and Q&A
Palm Beach Synagogue120 North County Road
ACTA is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 series of the Levy Forum for Open Discourse, “God, Man, Society, & Civilization.” The Levy Forum is a speaker series hosted at the Palm Beach Synagogue, sponsored by ACTA board member Paul Levy and ACTA. The goal of these events is to promote the epistemic virtues that ACTA seeks to promote on university campuses across the country, such as curiosity, objectivity, and wisdom.
The Levy Forum is dedicated to exploring the most urgent social and political topics of our times in a spirit of fearless inquiry. This series features five exceptional authors and public intellectuals who will deliver remarks between December and March.
Wednesday, December 6: Ayaan Hirsi Ali will deliver an address entitled, “Free Minds, Free Lives: The Escape from Islamism.”
Wednesday, January 10: George Will’s presentation is entitled, “The Founders, the American Enlightenment, and Religious Freedom.”
Tuesday, February 6: Glenn Loury will present “What Has Become of the Partnership Between Blacks and Jews?”
Tuesday, March 5: John Bolton will discuss “Middle East Challenges for America and Israel.”
Thursday, March 14: Bernard-Henri Lévy will deliver an address entitled, “The War Against Ukraine and the Duty of the Jewish People.”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ms. Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born Dutch-American human rights activist, best-selling author, and former member of the Dutch Parliament. She has advocated for the rights of Muslim women and has called upon the Islamic world to embrace democratic values of freedom and self-determination from which human flourishing can arise. As campuses explode with virulent antisemitic support for Hamas terrorism, Ayaan’s message, based on her personal escape under harrowing circumstances from radical Islam, is urgently important.
Dr. Will is a writer and political commentator whose twice-weekly column has appeared in the Washington Post since 1974. His books cover subjects ranging from baseball to statecraft, and he is the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
Dr. Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Economics at Brown University. He is one of the nation’s leading social critics on the topics of racial inequality, the black family, affirmative action, and identity politics. Dr. Loury’s podcast, “The Glenn Show,” is one of the nation’s most vibrant forums for fearless discussion of the urgent issues of our times.
Ambassador Bolton served as assistant to the president and national security advisor under President Donald Trump from 2018 to 2019. He was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006 and served in high-level positions in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush. His incisive commentary on world affairs and America’s role has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other major newspapers.
Mr. Lévy is a French philosopher, novelist, filmmaker, and playwright. For 50 years, he has covered the world’s “forgotten wars,” both independently and on behalf of the French government. He is the creator of many renowned documentaries, including three films on the war in Ukraine: Why Ukraine, Slava Ukraini, and Glory to the Heroes, the last of which will be released in December. In November 2023, he is on the front lines in Gaza and has rallied the West to support Israel’s struggle against terrorism.
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