Wallenberg Lecture & Exhibition – To Me There's No Other Choice…

Wallenberg Lecture & Exhibition – To Me There’s No Other Choice…

To honor Raoul Wallenberg (B.S. Arch. ’35) on the centenary of his birth, the University of Michigan, in cooperation with the Swedish-Consulate General of Detroit, is hosting an exhibition on the life of this illustrious alumnus. Created by the Swedish Institute for the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the exhibition presents the story of Wallenberg’s life including his time in Ann Arbor and the months in Budapest when he helped rescue tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.

Wallenberg’s extraordinary moral conviction and valor are an inspiration for the University and its alumni. During the past year this exhibition has traveled to Budapest, New York, Washington DC, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Ottawa and Toronto. It is a platform for discussion of tolerance, democracy, civil courage and personal responsibility.

Wednesday, January 30th
2:30-3:45 pm

Taubman College Wallenberg Lecture: Ingrid Carlberg
Gallery in Room 100, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Ingrid Carlberg is an award-winning journalist and author whose new biography of Raoul Wallenberg, “Det står ett rum här och väntar på dig…” Berättelsen om Raoul Wallenberg (Norstedts), won the 2012 August Prize for the best Swedish non-fiction book.

4:00-6:00 pm, Rogel Ballroom, Michigan Union, exhibition opening and reception
Remarks by President Mary Sue Coleman; Jonas Hafström, Swedish Ambassador to the US; Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Irene Butter, Wallenberg Executive Committee co-founder; and Ingrid Carlberg.

January 31 – February 28, 2013

Art Lounge, First Floor, Michigan Union
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

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