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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 2019 Public Programming Schedule

Friday, September 13Lecture. "The Battle for the Mountain of the Kurds: Self-Determination and Ethnic Cleansing in the Afrin Region of Rojava." Thomas Schmidinger, political science and cultural anthropology, University of Vienna. 12:00pm, 710 Social SciencesPresented by the Institute for Global Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and others.
**CANCELED**

Thursday-Friday, October 3-4Symposium. "Memory, Trauma, and Human Rights at the Crossroads of Arts and Science." Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Presented by the Memory, Trauma, and Human Rights Interdisciplinary Collaborative, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the College of Liberal Arts Imagine Fund.

Thursday, October 10Lecture. "States of Exclusion: What German History Can Teach Us About Trump's America." Richard Frankel, history, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 2:30pm, 435 Blegen HallPresented by the Department of Sociology, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and others.

Sunday, October 13Community event. Talk and walking tour, “Minnesota’s Complex History: Bdote Dakota Site at Fort Snelling State Park” by 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.

Wednesday, October 16Lecture. "German Family Memory and the Nazi Past: A Reckoning across Generations." Angelika Bammer, comparative literature, Emory University. 3:30pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Presented by the Center for German and European Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Thursday, November 7Kristallnacht commemorative event. "Piercing the Silence: Holocaust Memories and Lessons in Concert" performance by Janet Horvath, former associate principal cellist for the Minnesota Orchestra. 7:00pm, Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, Ferguson HallPresented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies, cosponsored by the Center for German and European Studies and the School of Music.

Wednesday, November 13Panel discussion. "'The Great Replacement': Conspiracy Theories and Far-right Mass Violence in the Trump Era." 4:00pm, 1210 Heller HallPresented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and Department of History.