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Kwibuka 30: Making Memory and Legacy in Rwanda

Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons

On the 30th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, this workshop gathers an international group of scholars to examine the construction of memory and legacy.

Sponsored by: Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

“Revisiting ‘Neighbors’”

Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons

1 April 2024 | 4:30 p.m. | Higgins Lounge Dana Commons “Revisiting ‘Neighbors’” Speaker: Jan T. Gross (Norman B. Tomlinson '16 and '48 Professor of War and Society, emeritus; Professor of History, emeritus, Princeton University) Professor Jan Gross’ publication of Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland  (in Polish in 2000 and […]

Sponsored by: Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Sexual Violence in Russia’s War against Ukraine: Nature, Effects and Responses

Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons

Especially for Students Lecture Sexual Violence in Russia’s War against Ukraine: Nature, Effects and Responses Speaker: Marta Havryshko (Dr. Thomas Zand Visiting Assistant Professor in Holocaust Pedagogy and Antisemitism Studies at Clark University) Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, Ukrainian and international human rights organizations have documented violations against civilians in […]

Sponsored by: Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

A Conversation about October 7th and Gaza

Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons

Please join us for a conversation about the attacks in Israel on October 7th, what is currently happening in Gaza, and what it has to do with us. 

Sponsored by: Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Performing Exile: New Approaches to the Study of Refugees from Nazi Europe

Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons

This workshop brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars working on displacement and forced migration from Nazi-controlled Europe. Its participants ask how refugees from Nazism reimagined their sense of home and their identities as Europeans and/or Jews after their flight? Participating scholars draw on the methods of performance studies to complicate older paradigms […]

Sponsored by: Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The Performative Family: How a Family Made Itself in Exile and at Home

Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons

Albert M. Tapper Annual Lecture Keynote: Performing Exile: New Approaches to the Study of Refugees from Nazi Europe View Conference Program Michael Geyer (Samuel N. Harper Professor Emeritus of German and European History and former Faculty Director of the Human Rights Program, now the Pozen Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago) researches […]

Sponsored by: The Albert M. Tapper Charitable Foundation

Human Rights Archives, Visual Storytelling, and Transformative Education

Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons

University of Connecticut Professor Catherine Masud will discuss how human rights-themed archive collections can empower students as archivists, interpreters, and storytellers while they also work with local communities to build new archives.

Sponsored by: Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

A Past, Present and Future of Holocaust History

Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons

The keynote address for the Fifth International Graduate Student Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies will feature Wendy Lower of Claremont McKenna College. A reception will follow. 

Sponsored by: Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Myanmar and the Politics of Humanitarianism: Diaspora, Identity, and Advocacy

Rose Library, Strassler Center

This panel discussion will explore the transnational nature of humanitarian aid in Myanmar two years after a coup ushered in military rule there, including challenges, dilemmas, and everyday politics of aid and advocacy in Myanmar, including among a growing diaspora of Burmese activists abroad.

Sponsored by: Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies