Gariwo International Scientific Committee
the intellectuals committed to the Righteous subject
Gariwo, the Gardens of the Righteous has been committed for over 10 years to increase the interest in the Righteous subject by stimulating the historical research and the theoretical in-depth studies relating to the history of the Twentieth century and the genocides still being perpetrated in the world, and by promoting the creation of Gardens of the Righteous.
We introduce you to the members of our International Scientific Committee who through their work help stimulate and enrich the debate on the Righteous by identifying deepening tools, offering reflections, and suggesting significant figures, also not very well known, which we can develop our research and popularization activity on.
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Israeli politician and essayist. President emeritus of the Knesset, he has been the President of the Jewish Agency and the World's Zionist Movement
Journalist, editorialist, and special correspondent of the "Corriere della Sera", he has been committed for 26 years to cover the Middle East by following the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the wars in Iraq, the difficult balances in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
Lawyer, professor of "Law of the public administrations and the non-profit organizations" and of "Social law and legislation", he wrote many books and articles on the non-profit organizations and social policies.
• Adriano Dell'Asta
Professor of Russian language and literature at the Università Cattolica of Brescia and Milan. Vicepresident of the Fondazione Russia Cristiana (Christian Russia Foundation), he is a member of the International Scientific Committee of the magazine «La Nuova Europa».
• Konstanty Gebert
Journalist and Jewish activist from Poland, he is one of the most important war reporters of various Polish dailies. In 1978 he was one of the main organizers of the so-called Flying university, a secret high education institution teaching the people on various subjects forbidden by the Polish Communist regime. In 1980 he joined the Solidarnosc Union.
Holocaust survivor, author of The other Schindlers, Trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Board of the United Kingdom
• Raymond Kevorkian
French historian of Armenian descent, he is Project Manager at the Université Paris VIII, Saint-Denis, Institut Francais de Géopolitique, and Managing Director of the Nubar UGAB library in Paris.
• Arrigo Levi
Personal advisor to the President of the Italian Republic, journalist and writer. He was jailed during Peron's dictatorship in Argentina in 1945.
• Salvatore Natoli
Professor of Theoretic Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, he recently dealt with the relationship between language and ethics.
• Mordecai Paldiel
Israeli, the director of the Righteous Department at Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Memorial of Jerusalem) until recently, he now runs the "Special Projects" of the Wallenberg Foundation and teaches at the Yeshiva College (with the Yeshiva University) and at the Queens College (CUNY) of New York. He has long worked with Moshe Bejski who had ran Yad Vashem's Righteous Department for 30 years before him.
• Martin Palous
Ambassador, standing representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations since July 2006, from 2001 to 2005 he was the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States. He entered the Foreign Office of Czechoslowakya as an advisor of Minister Dienstbier and he was Foreign Minister from October 1990 to October 1992.
• Vittorio Emanuele Parsi
Full professor of International Relations at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He is a member of the Group of Strategic Reflection of the Foreign Ministry, he is a partner of the Society for the Study of the Spreading of Democracy (Società per lo Studio della Diffusione della Democrazia, SSDD) and the President of the scientific committee of the foundation “Il Vicino Oriente” (the near East).
He is a member of the LSE IDEAS Advisory Board (Center for Diplomacy and Strategy at the London School of Economics). Since 2008 he has been an editorialist of the daily newspaper "La Stampa" and from 1999 to 2008 he has been a leading writer of International Politics of the daily "Avvenire".
• Liliana Picciotto
In charge of research with the CDEC Foundation (Centre of Contemporary Jewish Documentation, Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea). She wrote several books including I Giusti d’Italia. I non ebrei che salvarono gli ebrei 1943-1945 on the Italian Righteous among the nations and she co-authored the movie Memoria, a collection of interviews to the last survivors of the Auschwitz extermination camp.
• Robert Satloff
American writer of Jewish descent, he is the executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) and an expert of Arab and Islamic politics and of US policies towards the Middle East. In 2007 he published Among the Righteous. Lost stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands.
• Andrée Ruth Shammah
Producer, top exponent of Milan's cultural stage, in 1972, with actor Franco Parenti, Andrée Ruth Shammah founded the Salone Pier Lombardo (nowadays called Teatro Franco Parenti) in Milan, of which she's been the Project Manager since 1989.
• Baruch Tenembaum
Founder of the International Wallenberg Foundation, in the Sixties he was a pioneer of interreligious dialogue among Christians, Jews and Muslims. He was a promoter of the first visit of a Pope to Jerusalem and this is why in 1965 he was invited to the Vatican and welcome by Paul VI.
Gariwo, the gardens of the Righteous
a non-profit organization in the service of memory
The Committee's aim is to heighten awareness and interest in the figures and the tales of the Righteous through public events, the use of the media, our Website and the social networks.
It has been active since 1999 but it was officially set up in 2001 as Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide Committee-Gariwo and in 2009 it became a non-profit organization. It is chaired by Gabriele Nissim.
Its activities are supported by an International Scientific Committee formed by prominent personalities.