Public Engagements

Democracy and Demagogues

New York Public Library, May 1, 2017

The Coming War With China?

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Merrill House
170 East 64th Street
New York, 6pm

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