The Malka Altman Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building, author, critic, and journalist Julie Salamon will give the Malka Altman Memorial Lecture in Jewish Studies, entitled: “An Innocent Bystander: A Family Tragedy that Became History and its Moral and Political Meaning Today.”

The lecture grows out of her most recent book, “AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer.”

Salamon’s research into this terrorist act, its subsequent impact on an American family, the family of the Palestinian mastermind behind the tragedy, and the family of a Palestinian-American murdered in retaliation, brings new insight for understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today.

Julie Salamon spent many years as a film critic for The Wall Street Journal, followed by work with The New York Times as a TV critic and arts reporter. She is the author of numerous articles as well as some eleven books – fiction and non-fiction, for adults and children and is noted for challenging conventional wisdom on a wide range of subjects.

Her biography of playwright Wendy Wasserstein, Wendy and the Lost Boys, in 2011 became a New York Times best-seller and her earlier best-selling work The Devil’s Candy is considered a Hollywood classic.

Cultural Credit is Available.  Her book, An Innocent Bystander, will be available for purchase and signing.