Agnes Heller Inspires a Full House as She Receives the Wallenberg Medal

Agnes Heller in a vibrant discussion with students and faculty of the Philosophy Department.

The video of the lecture is now available. “I lived in a time when we needed heroes,” Agnes Heller, 2014 Wallenberg Medalist, says when discussing being a good citizen and the ways in which that has played out in her life. Dr. Heller, a world-renowned philosopher and Holocaust survivor has spent decades as a vocal…

New U-M President Schlissel recognizes the heroism of Wallenberg at his first Board of Regents meeting

President Mark Schlissel. (Photos by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

None has made a more lasting impact than Raoul Wallenberg, who came here from Sweden and graduated in 1935. We should never forget his heroics in saving thousands of Hungarian Jews from death during the Holocaust,” he said. “Last week, his remarkable legacy was reinforced with the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal, which is the nation’s highest civilian award.

23rd Raoul Wallenberg Lecture

The 23rd Wallenberg Lecture will be presented in the fall of 2014. More information on the medal recipient will be available in the coming months.