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Amos Oz to be awarded honorary degree24-07-2015

On 16 July, our Academic Senate approved the award of an honorary degree in Languages and Culture for international cooperation and communication to the Israeli writer Amos Oz.

a portrait of Amoz OzOn 16 July, the Academic Senate of the University of Milan - "La Statale" approved the proposal to award an honorary degree in Languages and Culture for international cooperation and communication to the Israeli writer Amos Oz.

The degree will be awarded on 29 January 2016 during the academic year inauguration ceremony.

Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz is a major contemporary writer.  His work is distinguished by its high aesthetic quality, as well as by its political and moral commitment aimed at favouring the integration of peoples and culture.

Essayist, journalist and lecturer in literature at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, since 1967 Oz has worked for a peaceful solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, sustaining the need for peaceful coexistence of two states in the same area. 

Faithful and impartial witness of the wounds and contradictions of his country, Oz has become a beacon of more open and tolerant public opinion. The capacity to listen to diversity lies at the heart of his life commitment and writing, as well as his research and teaching at the Department of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication, which proposed the award.

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