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Lectures, Conferences & Symposia

The center organizes lectures, conferences and symposia that feature leading scholars, practitioners, and activists, who provide critical analysis and tools to understand and effectively address the causes, impacts, and legacies of the Holocaust, genocides, and incidents of mass violence.    

Fall 2018 Calendar

Friday, September 21. “Migration Across Global Regimes of Childhood” symposium. 9:00am-5:00pm, Elmer L. Andersen Library. Presented by the Immigrant History Resource Center

Sunday, October 7. “Minnesota’s own Dark History: Bdote Dakota Site at Fort Snelling State Park” talk and walking tour at Fort Snelling State Park with lyekiyapiwiƞ Darlene St. Clair, St. Cloud State University. 1:30pm, Fort Snelling State Park. Registration required. Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Thursday, October 11. Hasan Hasanović, Srebrenica genocide survivor and Curator at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial Centre. 6:00pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School. Presented by the Institute for Global Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies, and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Tuesday, October 16. "‘Such Much?’ Jews and Other Refugees in Casablanca" talk by Noah Isenberg, Culture and Media, New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. 7:30pm, Temple Israel. Presented by the Center for Jewish Studies.

Saturday, October 20. “Nuclear Asia: Prospects for Peace” Outreach Event feapturing film screening and panel discussion. 2:00-6:30pm, Metropolitan State University Student Center. Presented in conjunction with the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) Annual Meeting.

Thursday-Friday, November 1-2. "Reparations, Repatriation, and Redress" symposium on the challenges of and the possibilities for repair, atonement, return, and/or apology as potential ways to address some of the foundational wrongs of the US that have shaped longstanding institutional structures and inequalities. 9:00am-4:00pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School. Presented by the RIGS Initiative

Monday, November 5. "Morocco and the Holocaust: The Story of Mohammed V, Protector of the Jews" talk by Daniel Schroeter, History, University of Minnesota. 7:30pm, Adath Jeshurun Congregation. Presented by the Center for Jewish Studies

Wednesday, November 7. Lecture. Cathleen Giustino, Mills Carter Professor of History, Auburn University. “Recovering Julia’s Things: Jewish Property Claims and the Hard Road to Restitution in Postwar Czechoslovakia” 5:00pm, 710 Social Sciences. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and Center for Jewish Studies.

Thursday, November 8. Kristallnacht anniversary commemoration lecture. Postcards from Auschwitz: Tourism and Holocaust Remembrance book talk with author and scholar Dan Reynolds, German, Grinnell College. 4:00pm, Wilson Research Collaboration Studio (Wilson Library 180). Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Department of History, and Department of German, Nordic, Slavic, and Dutch

Friday, November 16. "Constructing the Enemy: Racism, Antisemitism, and Islamophobia in Modern Europe" symposium. 2:00-5:30pm, 140 Nolte Center. Organized by Selim Rauer, Department of French and Italian, and CHGS Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow for 2018-2019. Presented by the UMN Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Department of French and Italian, and Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, Center for German & European Studies, Department of German, Nordic, Slavic and Dutch, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Human Rights Program, Institute for Advanced Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Institute for Global Studies; Emory University Department of Philosophy and The Alliance Française of Minneapolis/St Paul.