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Centaur Award 2018

06Jun6:30 pm10:00 pmCentaur Award 20186:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00) 827 Broadway, New YorkPrimo Levi ForumPrimo Levi Forum

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The future of humanity is uncertain, even in the most prosperous countries, and the quality of life deteriorates; and yet I believe that what is being discovered about the infinitely large and the infinitely small is sufficient to absolve this end of the century and millennium. What a very few are acquiring in knowledge of the physical world will perhaps cause this period not to be judged as a pure return to barbarism. — Primo Levi

Centro Primo Levi requests the pleasure of your company at the second Centaur Award presented by Robert S. Kapito, President of BlackRock Inc. honoring Alessandro Di Rocco, Professor of Neurology at Hofstra/Northwell and System Director of Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at Northwell Health.

As founder of Centro Primo Levi, Dr. Di Rocco has passionatelly promoted the international circulation of Levi’s writings and the study of Italian Jewish history.

A scientist like Levi, he continues to infuse the center’s ethos with his commitment to a society capable to accept and respect all human beings, regardless of their abilities and background. Dr. Di Rocco is a board member of the Parkison’s Foundation. His vision originated the Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center and the wellness program for Parkinson’s disease at JCC. He is currently working at the expansion of this model at Northwell Health System.

The Centaur Award is an opportunity to create awareness of the values that inspire Centro Primo Levi’s activities and to showcase its work and projects to supporters and institutional colleagues.  If you wish to become a sponsor and participate in the ceremony please send your inquiry to:

6:30 PM | Cocktail reception and screening of highlights from Centro Primo Levi’s video productions.

7:00 PM | Live musical interlude featuring Lorenzo da Ponte’s arias performed by Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble.

7:30 PM | Gala dinner & award presentation. Invitation to follow. Dinner features Genoese and Mediterranean Jewish delicacies prepared under rabbinical supervision.


The 2013 Centaur Award was presented to John Turturro by John Elkann, Chairman of Fiat Crysler. 


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