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UPDATE: The event has been canceled. For more information, visit the Aloud website.

The French ethnologist Francois Bizot visits the Library Foundation's Aloud series to read from and discuss his new book, Facing the Torturer: A Meditation on Cambodia.

From the Aloud website:

Bizot, a French ethnologist who has spent his life studying Buddhism, was the only Westerner to survive imprisonment by the Khmer Rouge. Nearly three decades later, he returns to the heart of darkness to participate in his torturer's trial for war crimes in Cambodia and offers a powerful philosophical meditation on the nature of humanity -- and inhumanity -- and personal responsibility.
Bizot will be joined in conversation by Eric Stover, faculty director of the Human Rights Center and adjunct professor of law and public health at UC Berkeley.

Photo via Aloud.