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Distinguished Voices Lecture Series featuring Lynn Novick and Ken Burns

Lynn Novik and Ken BurnsThe University of North Florida and the World Affairs Council will host the second lecture in the 2022-23 Distinguished Voices Lecture Series with Lynn Novick and Ken Burns discussing “The U.S. and the Holocaust: Lessons for Today’s Challenges” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center. The team of documentary directors/producers will discuss the lessons learned from the international response to the Holocaust and how they can be implemented today.

Novick and Burns have a combined 17 Emmys and two Grammys for their work in film. Novick has been making landmark documentary films about American life and culture, history, politics, sports, art, architecture, literature and music for more than 30 years. She has created nearly 100 hours of acclaimed programming for PBS in collaboration with Ken Burns, including Ernest Hemingway, The Vietnam War, Baseball, Jazz, Frank Lloyd Wright, The War, and Prohibition -- these landmark series have garnered 19 Emmy nominations. One of the most respected documentary filmmakers and storytellers in America, Novick herself has received Emmy, Peabody and Alfred I. du Pont Columbia Awards.

Burns has been making documentary films for over forty years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made including The Civil War; Baseball; Jazz; The War; The National Parks: America’s Best Idea; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History; Jackie Robinson; The Vietnam War; and Country Music.

All Distinguished Voices lectures are free and open to the public. Complimentary e-tickets are required and available at World Affairs Council members may secure their complimentary tickets via