Memorial Lectures

Ari Rath Prize for Critical Journalism

The “Ari Rath Prize for Critical Journalism” was established based on a private initiative to honour journalists who, in the spirit of the renowned former editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post who died in January 2017, have rendered outstanding services in their work to reporting on flight, expulsion and asylum that is both critical and committed to respecting and protecting human rights.

Anna Politkovskaja Lectures

On October 7, 2006, the Russian journalist Anna Politkowskaja was murdered in her home in Moscow. She was the democratic voice of her country, standing for a critical mind against the regime, writing against the dirty war in Chechnya and defending freedom of the press and human rights.


“Is there a way to free people from the spectre of war?” This question which Einstein posed to Freud in 1932, is to be called back to memory on the occasion of the Einstein Year /Year of Physics 2005. The thoughts expressed in their letters on the problem of war by two of the 20th century’s great personalities, are taken as the point of departure for a contemporary survey.