Public Engagements


Writers Unlimited

The Hague, January 19-22

Conversation with Eleonor Wachtel

Montreal Holocaust Memorial Center

November 10, 7:30pm

  • Edinburgh Book Festival (August 23, 2016)
  • John Adams Institute, Amsterdam, 29 June
  • Morgan Library, 255 Madison Avenue, New York,June 16
  • Jewish Book Week, February 27 2016
  • New Literature From Europe 2014
    December 6
    Austrian Cultural Forum
    11E 52d St., New York
  • Le Monde Festival
    Debate with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Sylvie Goulard, Heinz Wismann
    Opera Bastille, 2pm, 20 September 2014
  • Chicago Humanities Festival
    11:30am, November 1, 2014
  • New York Public Library
    Conversations from the Cullman Center: Ian Buruma and Martin Amis
    Schwarzman building, South Court Auditorium
    October 17 2013, 7:00pm
  • Watershed, Bristol
    October 11, 17:45
    Festival of Ideas

Royal Festival Hall, London

Purcell Room

October 6


The Rest is Noise




October 5

Nacht van de Geschiedenis


Politics and Prose

‘Year Zero: A History of 1945’

October 1


5015 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington. District Of Columbia



Brooklyn Book Festival

September 22


Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon Street

What Hope for Human Rights?


Repubblica delle Idee

June 8

12 noon

Palazzo Vecchio



Multatuli lecture

University of Leuven

May 21

Promotiezaal, Universiteitshal, Naamsestraat 22


Radboud University, Nijmegen

May 22

Collegezalencomplex Radboud Universiteit, Mercatorpad 1

Jaipur Literature Festival

January 24-28

Jaipur, India


Why History Matters

Conversation with Timothy Snyder

October 17, 6:30

Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus

113 West 60th Street, NY


Wer Wind sat, wird Sturm Ernten

October 7

Kreisky Forum


Backlash: From European Populism to the Tea Party

September 27


Texas A & M University

College Station, Texas

Dialogue with Pankaj Mishra

September 24

New School, New York

Mind the Book Festival

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 239000 Gent

Rudy Kousbroek Lezing

Friday, April 13 2012

De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam