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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 2018 Calendar

Thursday, January 25, 7:00 PM, St. Paul Student Center
*International Holocaust Remembrance Day*
"Speaking Truth to Power: The White Rose Student Anti-Nazi Resistance and Heroes in the Fight for Human Rights Today" lecture by Dr. JUD NEWBORN, author.
Presented by St. Cloud State University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), cosponsored by CHGS.

Sunday, February 18, 4:00 PM, Ted Mann Concert Hall
Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13, "Babi Yar" & Linda Tutas Haugen's "Anne Frank: A Living Voice" doctoral recital conducted by AHMED ANSALDÚA and KIRA WINTER, School of Music, University of Minnesota. 
Presented by the School of Music, cosponsored by CHGS and the Center for Austrian Studies.

Monday, February 19, 2:30 PM, 370 Anderson Hall
"The Nazi Policy Against Homosexuals: Policing Behaviour in the People's Community (Volksgemeinschaft)" lecture by Professor JENNIFER V. EVANS, History, Carleton University, Ontario.
Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies and CHGS, cosponsored by Metropolitan State University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM).

Monday, February 19, 6:00 PM, Founders Hall Auditorium, Metropolitan State University 
"Pink Triangle Persecution: In History and Memory." lecture by Professor JENNIFER V. EVANS, History, Carleton University, Ontario. 
Presented by Metropolitan State University, cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). 

Thursday, February 22, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences Building
"Narrating the 'Righteous' in the Colombian Armed Conflict: A civil pedagogy of solidarity for highly polarized and deeply divided societies" lecture by Professor CARLO TOGNATO, Sociology, National University of Colombia.
Presented by CHGS, cosponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change.

Tuesday, March 6, 4:00 PM, 120 Andersen Library
"Inheritance Trouble: Migrant Archives of Holocaust Remembrance" lecture by Professor MICHAEL ROTHBERG, 1939 Society Samuel Goetz Chair in Holocaust Studies and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of California - Los Angeles.
Part of the Seeking Refuge in a Changing World collaboration with the Institute for Global Studies, African Studies Initiative, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Human Rights Program, and the Immigration History Research Center. 

Thursday, March 22, 6:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences Building
"Shelter from the Holocaust: Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union" lecture by Professor NATALIE BELSKY, History, University of Minnesota - Duluth.
Presented by CHGS and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), cosponsored by the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) and the Russian-American Jews in Minnesota (RAJMN).

Thursday-Friday, April 12-13, 120 Andersen Library
"Reframing Mass Violence in Africa: Social Memory and Social Justice" symposium with keynote by Professor NGWARSUNGU CHIWENGO, English, and Black Studies Program Director, Creighton University, and CHGS sponsored talk "Remembering and Representing Genocide: Darfur and Rwanda" by WAHUTU SIGURU, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society Fellow, Harvard University.
Presented by the African Studies Initiative (ASI), cosponsored by CHGS and others.

Thursday, April 19, 9:00 AM-4:15 PM, 120 Andersen Library 
"Seeking Refuge in a Changing World" symposium with keynote address by Professor MARIA CHRISTINA GARCIA, History, Cornell University.
Part of the Seeking Refuge in a Changing World collaboration with the Institute for Global Studies, African Studies Initiative, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Human Rights Program, and the Immigration History Research Center. 

Monday, April 30, 7:00 PM, Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs 
*2018 Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Lecture*
"Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present and the Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009" lecture by Professor FATMA MÜGE GÖÇEK, Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Michigan.
Presented by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair; cosponsored by CHGS, the Center for Austrian Studies, and the Center for German and European Studies.

Tuesday, May 1, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences
" The 1965 Killings and Lingering Stigma in Indonesia" lecture by Dr. MARTHA STROUD, Research Program Officer, USC Shoah Foundation.
Presented by CHGS and the USC Shoah Foundation.

Tuesday, May 1, 5:30 PM, 710 Social Sciences
"Genocide Survivor Testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive" presentation and workshop by Dr. MARTHA STROUD, Research Program Officer, USC Shoah Foundation, on how to use this tool for research, instruction and genocide awareness outreach. To be followed by CHGS Library public and educator open house.
Presented by CHGS and the USC Shoah Foundation.

Monday, May 7, 2:30 PM, 1183 Social Sciences Building
"There’s No Such Thing as Memory, and Even if There Is, It’s Not What You Think" lecture by Professor JEFFREY OLICK, Sociology and History, and Chair (Sociology), University of Virginia.
Presented by CHGS, the Department of Sociology, and the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair.

Tuesday, May 8, 12:00 PM, 1210 Heller Hall
"The Sins of the Fathers: Germany, Memory, Method" lecture by Professor JEFFREY OLICK, Sociology and History, and Chair (Sociology), University of Virginia.
Presented by CHGS and the Center for German and European Studies.