Genocide Education Outreach Program

Sending young scholars into the community to teach about the Holocaust, other genocides, and related issues

The GEO program was created to both to improve CHGS’ service to the community and expand the training opportunities offered to UMN graduate students working on genocide-related topics.  

GEO connects interested community educational institutions (high schools, religious communities, human rights organizations, public libraries, community colleges) with qualified graduate students who can lead a guest lecture or workshop session on a topic that matches community needs. CHGS pairs graduate students with the community organizations based on area of specialization, facilitates session development, planning, material and logistical support. 

GEO is FREE for the community and graduate students receive recognition for their contributions.

In 2017, GEO was given a Public Sociology Award for reaching beyond the university to make positive change through learning and research.  

We currently offer exertise in a number of areas
Recent presentation titles have included:
Kosovo, Rwanda, and Genocide Research Questions
Photojournalism and Genocide
Photography and Memory of the Holocaust
Defining Genocide and Responsibility in the Face of Mass Violence
Understanding Journeys and Identities: critical reading of the news and other media
What is Genocide? The development of the legal definition of genocide
Was the Holocaust Inevitable? An introduction to the lead-up to WWII

Please let us know if you:

  • are a graduate student interested in gaining outreach and teaching experience through GEO.
  • are an educator who would be interested in having one of our young scholars visit your class. 
  • wish to support this program.
Call: 612-624-6527