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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 our events, contact Robyn Conroy at To receive notifications about all upcoming events and to join our mailing list, contact Alissa Duke

Visit our speaker archives where you can listen to audio recordings of past events.

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.

View Current Report

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
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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.