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Featured Speaker Robert Edsel on Monday, April 7

Posted Mar. 7, 2014

 
Robert EdselKent State University at Stark is proud to host Robert Edsel, the historical author who inspired the recently released film, The Monuments Men, as the final speaker in the Featured Speakers Series’ 23rd season. His presentation of the same title will take place on Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall, located in The University Center at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
 
Tickets are required for this free Featured Speakers Series lecture. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall, beginning Monday, March 17 at 8 a.m., while supplies last. A limit of four (4) tickets will be distributed per person. Phone or email reservations will not be accepted.
 
Author and philanthropist Robert Edsel has dedicated the past 10 years to painstaking research about the Monuments Men, unsung heroes who saved the world’s greatest art and cultural treasures from the devastation of World War II. He authored three historical books on rescuing and protecting artistic masterpieces from Hitler’s reign and co-produced the Emmy-nominated documentary, The Rape of Europa. He is the founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, which earned a 2007 National Humanities Medal, the highest U.S. honor awarded for excellence in the humanities field. Captivated by Edsel’s writing, actor George Clooney directed and produced the film, The Monuments Men, which was released in February 2014.
 
For more information on Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series, contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or cdwillia@kent.edu or visit www.stark.kent.edu/about/events/featuredspeakers