By: Staci Taustine /The Daily Cardinal

Berel Lang, a visiting professor of philosophy and letters at Wesleyan University, addressed issues of the Holocaust, genocide and group rights Thursday at Lowell Hall.

Berel Lang, a visiting professor of philosophy and letters at Wesleyan University, gave the keynote address Thursday for a weekend-long symposium on human rights.

The event titled, “Responding to Atrocities,” was held at the Lowell Center on Langdon Street and was sponsored by The Institute for Research in the Humanities as well as funded by the Center for Jewish Studies.

Claudia Card, a UW-Madison philosophy professor, organized the event as part of a senior fellowship project that will span for five years.

“These are all people whose work I have profited from over the years,” Card said. “I’ve taught their books in my classes.”

Lang has authored 21 books on similar issues including, “Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide,” “Heidegger’s Silence: The Future of the Holocaust,” and the “Holocaust Representation: Art within the Limits of History and Ethics.”

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