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Educating about genocide and mass atrocities

Genocide, mass atrocities, crimes against humanity and their prevention stand at the core of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Home to a uniquely rich undergraduate program and a landmark doctoral program, the Strassler Center is the first and only institute of its kind. Since it was established in 1998, it has gained international standing as the sole program to train students for Ph.D. degrees in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies. The Center’s growth and development demonstrate that a small research university can achieve excellence and broad regard with a flagship program.

Our Public Programs

Public programs engage the world in which we live.  Unless noted, all events are free and open to the public.  To learn more about the events listed below, contact Robyn Conroy at  To receive notifications about all upcoming events and to join our mailing list, contact Alissa Duke

Featured Collection

The Robert Messing ’59 Holocaust Numismatic Collection contains an assortment of monetary notes & coins.

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Year End Report

A comprehensive report on the activities of the Strassler Center.

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The Colin Flug Graduate Study Wing

Take a closer look and learn more about our growing Rose Library and this newest edition, the Colin Flug Graduate Study Wing.


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Professor Taner Akçam featured in New York Times

Professor Taner Akçam, Professor of history, Robert Aram and Marianne K...

The Rise and Fall of Comradeship: Hitler's Sold...

New Book by Director Thomas Kühne, Ph.D.

Uncovering the 'smoking gun' of Armenian Genocide

Historian Taner Akçam's book destroys Turkish government’s denial strategy

Professor Akçam receives 'Upstander' award

World Without Genocide honors Clark professor for work promoting justice

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Screening: Dawnland
4:30pm – Location: Fireside Lounge, Dana Commons

Thursday, October 25 – Friday, October 26, 2018
Conference: The Abdul Hamid Era and Beyond: Massacres and Reform, Rupture and Continuity
Dana Commons, Higgins Lounge

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