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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.    

Spring 2019

Tuesday, February 4. Community event. CHGS Library Public Education Open House. 4:00-7:00pm, 710 Social Sciences

Monday, February 25. Lunch and Learn event. Joe Eggers, CHGS Research and Outreach Coordinator, and George Dalbo, PhD student and CHGS Education Coordinator. "Dakota Narratives Project and Educator Resources." 12:00pm, 710 Social Sciences

Tuesday, February 26. Pamela Potter, Professor of German and Music, Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "The Ghosts of Denazification in Histories of the Arts." 4:30pm, 710 Social SciencesPresented by the Center for German and European Studies.

Tuesday, March 5Community event. Storyteller Ragnhild A. Mørch performs "Horizon." 7:00pm, Kilburn Theater, Rarig CenterPresented with the Department of German, Nordic, Slavic and Dutch, Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, Institute for Global Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Center for German and European Studies, and Speaking Out! Storytelling Collective​​.​​​​​

Tuesday, March 12. Lecture. Sonja Wentling, Professor of History and Global Studies, Concordia College. "A Tale of Two Cities: Concordia Language Village's 'Waldsee' in the Crucible of History and Memory." 4:00pm, 710 Social SciencesPresented with the UMN Center for Jewish Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, Department of History, and Department of German, Nordic, Slavic, and Dutch; and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC). 

Monday, April 1. 2019 Ohanessian Lecture. Armen T. Marsoobian, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University.  "Presencing an Absence: Accountability and Memory in the Aftermath of the Armenian Genocide." 7:00pm, Thomas H. Swain Room, McNamara Alumni CenterPresented by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair.

Tuesday, April 9Lecture. Philipp Ther, Professor of Central European History at the University of Vienna, and Visiting Fellow visiting fellow at the Remarque Institute at New York University. “The History of Refugees in an Enlarged Europe.” 4:30pm, 1210 Heller HallPresented by the Center for Austrian Studies, cosponsored with the Department of History, Immigration History Research Center, Center for German and European Studies, and Institute for Global Studies.  

Monday, April 15. Lunch and Learn event. Artyom Tonoyan, CHGS Affiliate Researcher. "The Nagorno-Karabak Contested Area and Conflict." 12:00pm, 710 Social Sciences

Tuesday, April 23Commemorative Lecture. Jean-Pierre Karegeye, Visiting Scholar, Dickinson College. "Rwanda. Remembering Genocide with Resilience: the Voices of Women Survivors." 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences