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Event
April 26, 2017

Event: ‘Bernard-Henri Lévy on Mosul and the French elections’

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Henry Jackson Society

f375f47b-77cf-4627-84a0-f199b0213203image1TIME: 12:30 – 13:45, 26th April 2017

VENUE: Committee Room 10, House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

SPEAKER

Bernard-Henri Lévy
Bernard–Henri Lévy, Philosopher, Journalist and Writer

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The evening before our event, Bernard-Henri Lévy, French philosopher, activist, and filmmaker, will take you to the front lines of one of the most brutal wars of our time in his newest documentary, The Battle of Mosul. Exclusive footage from inside the war. A screening of the film will be followed by a talk and Q&A, with Bernard-Henri Lévy. To book tickets for the screening, visit http://tinyurl.com/m8dvvw6

‘May you live in interesting times’ is one of the worst curses you can bestow upon a child in China. The last twelve months have been nothing if not interesting, with Brexit, President Trump and, now, the French elections taking centre stage on the worldwide political arena.

By kind invitation of Sir Edward Leigh, The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Bernard-Henri Lévy, the French philosopher, activist, and filmmaker. Mr Lévy will discuss his latest documentary, ‘Battle of Mosul’ as well as ruminating on the major issues of our times. The event will fall directly after the first round of the hotly-contested French election, and shortly before the likely second round, so Mr Lévy will be uniquely placed to offer his insights and opinions on the Hexagon’s new direction.

Bernard Henri-Lévy is a French Philosopher and one of the most respected and bestselling writers in Europe. He is the author of over thirty books, including the New York Times bestseller American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville. Bernard started his career as a war reporter, which has taken him to the world’s most troubled areas. His first-hand account of the fall of Moammar Gaddafi in Libya appeared in the form of a writer’s journal La Guerre sans l’aimer, 2012 and a documentary film The Oath of Tobruk which debuted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. His latest film ‘Battle of Mosul’ will premiere in London the night before this event. To book tickets for the screening, visit http://tinyurl.com/m8dvvw6