Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Students talking at Graduate Conference

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.

3rd International Graduate Students' Conference for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

9 – 11 April, 2015
Strassler Center

The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University will host the Third International Graduate Students' Conference on Genocide Studies on 9 – 11 April 2015, in cooperation with the Danish Institute for International Studies, Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Copenhagen. The conference will provide a forum for doctoral students to present their research projects to peers and established scholars.


Informed Activism: Armed Conflict, Scarce Resources and Congo

24 – 25 September, 2011
Strassler Center

In another first, the Strassler Center collaborated with groups of undergraduate students to organize this international summit. The event featured a list of experts and organizations.


The Second International Graduate Students' Conference for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

29 March – 1 April 2012
Strassler Center

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.


The State of the Art of Armenian Genocide Research

April 2010
Strassler Center

This conference was organised under the guidance of Kaloosdian Mugar Professor, Taner Ak├žam. The Strassler Center planned a fall 2011 conference, Beyond the Armenian Genocide: The Question of Restitution and Reparation in Comparative Review.


Past conferences include:

  • Holocaust and Genocide in the 20th Century
  • Democracy, Economy, and the Middle Class