GAMBIER — Stuart E. Eizenstat, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union, this week will deliver the opening address of a yearlong symposium at Kenyon College on the restoration of art looted during war and genocide.
Eizenstat opens the discussion on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. in Rosse Hall, 105 College Dr. Eizenstat was the chief White House domestic policy advisor to President Jimmy Carter and filled a number of diplomatic roles during the administration of President Bill Clinton. Under Clinton, Eizenstat spearheaded an effort to provide justice for Holocaust victims and negotiated agreements with European countries covering restitution of property and recovery of looted art and bank accounts.
During a series of cultural events, the symposium — Art and Identity: The Holocaust and Cultural Ownership in the 21st Century — will explore the post-World War II effort to provide restitution to the victims of the systematic looting of art undertaken by the German Third Reich. Eizenstat’s speech is free and the public is encouraged to attend. To learn more, call 740-427-5207.
Published on September 26, 2012