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Spanish writer Fernando Savater to speak at IDB

Spanish writer and philosopher Fernando Savater will speak at the Inter-American Development Bank on Oct. 27 on “Education and Citizenship in the Global Era.”

The lecture will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Andrés Bello Auditorium on the 9th floor of the Bank at 1300 New York Ave. in Washington, D.C.

The talk, free of charge and open to the public, will be in Spanish without simultaneous interpretation. Persons attending will be required to show a passport or drivers license to enter the IDB building.

The event is co-sponsored the IDB Cultural Center and the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy.  The author will also sign copies of his new autobiography, Mira por dónde.

Savater is a professor of philosophy at Complutense University in Madrid and the author of 42 books, some of them published in as many as 12 languages.Also active as an essayist, journalist, novelist and playwright, Savater focuses on ethical issues and the need to strengthen democracy through the education of citizens. 

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