Conferences at the Strassler Center
The Strassler Center advances knowledge by organizing and hosting cutting-edge academic conferences. These symposia foster important scholarship while honoring the Center's mandate for community outreach: Leading scholars open with a public keynote address in which they present crucial insights about issues of concern to an educated society.
On April 11-13, 2013 the Strassler Center will hold another ground-breaking conference, "Policy & Practice: Pedagogy about the Holocaust and Genocide."
In another first, the Strassler Center collaborated with groups of undergraduate students to organize an international summit, "Informed Activism: Armed Conflict, Scarce Resources and Congo." The event took place Sept. 24-25, 2011 and featured a list of experts and organizations.
The first of its kind, The Second International Graduate Students' Conference for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, was held in 29 March - 1 April 2012. The first conference in 2009 was a landmark event co-sponsored with the Center's partner institution, the Danish Institute for International Studies. Collectively envisioned by the Center's doctoral students, the conference provided a forum for these younger scholars to present original research to their peers and invited eminent figures in the field. By sponsoring such an international conference tri-annually, the students assume a leadership role in growing a robust international community of genocide scholars.
Kaloosdian Mugar professor Taner Akçam organized an international conference in April 2010, The State of the Art of Armenian Genocide Research. And under his guidance, the Strassler Center plans a fall 2011 conference, Beyond the Armenian Genocide: The Question of Restitution and Reparation in Commparative Review.
Past conferences include:
- Holocaust and Genocide in the 20th Century
- Democracy, Economy, and the Middle Class