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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 Faculty

Offering the only program of its kind designed to train students for Ph.D. degrees in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies, the Strassler Center takes great pride in its accomplished and renowned faculty and staff members.

Dr. Thomas Kuhne

Thomas Kühne, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of History; Strassler Chair in the Study of Holocaust History; Director, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

 

 

 

 

Taner Akçam, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of History; Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies

 

 

Ken Maclean

 

Ken MacLean, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment
Associate Professor, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Director of Asian Studies

 

 

 

Frances Tanzer

 

Frances Tanzer, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on our faculty members and a complete list of visiting and affiliated faculty, please visit our Faculty and Staff Page.

 

Our Public Programs

E Pluribus Unum Keynote

Public programs engage the world in which we live.  Unless noted, all events are free and open to the public.
Visit our Events & Programs page to learn about upcoming events.  For a list of past events and to listen to recordings from them,  please visit our Speaker Archives.

Featured Collection

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

View Messing PDF

Year End Report

A comprehensive report on the activities of the Strassler Center.

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Krikor Guerguerian Archive

Genocide survivor Krikor Guergerian collected documents related to the Armenian Genocide, starting from the 1930s until his death in 1988.  Professor Taner Akçam unearthed his archive, oversaw the project of transcription, translation, and devised an index of materials.

Krikor Guerguerian Archive
Colin Flug Wing

The Colin Flug Graduate Study Wing

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

News

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Unraveling the issue of Holocaust forgiveness

Casey Bush interns at Buchenwald Memorial

History of the Armenian genocide goes online

Clark Professor Taner Akçam led the effort to publicize and digitize do...

Professor Taner Akçam featured in New York Times

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

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