Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

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  • Woman Speaks
  • Three men speaking
  • Two Women Listen to Yehuda Bauer
  • Man Listens to Natalya Lazar
  • Group of Graduate Students

Welcome

What constitutes effective education about the Holocaust and other genocides in diverse societies? The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies hosts an international symposium, Policy and Practice: Pedagogy about the Holocaust and Genocide to investigate this question.

The conference opens with a keynote panel History, Politics, and Education: Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide. Strassler Center Director and Rose Professor Debórah Dwork Dwork will moderate a discussion with Ayşe Gül Altinay (Sabanci University), Khamboly Dy (Sleuk Rith Institute) and Margot Stern Strom (Facing History and Ourselves). Listen to the panel discussion.

Panelists will address key questions: Is Holocaust teaching in the United States and Europe morally driven, possibly at the expense of historical content? What are the politics of education about genocide in a post-conflict society like Cambodia? And what is the impact of curriculum silence in a denialist society such as Turkey? The symposium continues with a series of closed workshop panels on: Formal and Non-Formal Education; Content Orientation vs Civic Education; Challenges and Best Practice; Politics and Policy; and Looking Ahead. Educators, leading academics, museum curators, and doctoral students from around the world will participate.