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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.

Wednesday, October 9Community event. Exhibit tour, "Treasures of Memory and Hope" by Father Tadeos Barseghyan, St. Sahag Armenian Church. 3:00pm, Nolte Center, Room 125Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Thursday, October 10. Lecture. "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.

Sunday, November 3 and Wednesday, November 6. Film screening. "The Cordillera of Dreams" as part of "Cine Latino." 8:45pm and 5:00pm, St. Anthony Main TheaterPresented by the MSP Film Society, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Thursday, November 7Kristallnacht commemorative event. "Piercing the Silence: Holocaust Memories and Lessons in Concert" reflections on witnessing from a child of Holocaust survivors.  Performance by Janet Horvath, former associate principal cellist for the Minnesota Orchestra, with introduction and Q&A moderation by Professor Leslie Morris, Department of German, Nordic, Slavic, and Dutch. 7:00pm reception, 7:30pm performance, Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, Ferguson Hall. RSVP here (requested but not required). Presented 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. Made possible with support from the Bernard and Fern Badzin Lecture Fund.

Wednesday, November 13. Panel discussion. "'The Great Replacement': Conspiracy Theories and Far-right Mass Violence in the Trump Era" panel discussion with UMN faculty Riv-Ellen Prell, American studies, Bruno Chaouat, French and Italian, Joseph Gerteis, sociology, and Malinda Linquist, history and African American studies. 4:00pm, 1210 Heller HallPresented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies. Cosponsored by the Institute for Global Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Human Rights Program, and the Departments of History, French and Italian, African American and African Studies, and Sociology.

Thursday, November 14. Lecture. "Resisting Violence and the Journey of Reconciliation: Lessons from Rwanda." Emmanuel Katongole, theology and peace studies, University of Notre Dame. 7:00pm, Rapson Hall 100Presented by Anselm House, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Department of African American and African Studies.