Bernard-Henri Lévy: ISIS, Putin, and the Challenge to the West​

A discussion with:
Bernard-Henri Lévy
French philosopher, journalist, activist, and best-selling author

Moderated by:
Steven Lee Myers
Correspondant, The New York Times
Author, The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

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Please join the Atlantic Council for a discussion with Bernard-Henri Lévy, one of France’s leading thinkers and writers, on "ISIS, Putin, and the Challenge to the West," on Thursday, November 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators).

Bernard-Henri Lévy’s visit to Washington comes at a critical and urgent moment. Following the tragic attacks in Paris and calls for more assertive action in Syria, Bernard-Henri Lévy will discuss the challenges facing the US and Europe in the fight against ISIS amid Russia’s military intervention in Syria. As a war reporter and philosopher who has been instrumental in French policy decisions from Libya to Ukraine, Mr. Lévy is also well positioned to brief participants on the impact of the ongoing G20 summit on Western policy in the Middle East, Russia, and Ukraine. 

Bernard-Henri Lévy is a leading thinker on religious issues, genocide and international affairs and a founder of the New Philosophers (Nouveaux Philosophes) school. He served as a war reporter extensively covering the Middle East and Afghanistan, and has written over 30 books, including works of philosophy, fiction, and biography.

Please join Bernard-Henri Lévy at the Atlantic Council for this important and timely discussion.