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Handel Foundation-Greenspan Trust Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Handel Foundation-Greenspan Trust Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies


This lecture series brings a speaker to the College each year to address issues related to genocide and the Holocaust, or makes possible other scholarly activities to heighten students’ understanding of these topics.

Speaker: Award-winning author and poet Peter Balakian
The Burning Tigris, The Armenian Genocide and Modernity
April 25, 2019
Facilitated by Dr. Werner Steger, professor, history

Speaker: Dr. Anna Sommer Schneider, associate director at Georgetown University’s Center for Jewish Civilization
The Meaning & Ramifications of Poland’s New Holocaust Law
April 25, 2018
Facilitated by Dr. Werner Steger, professor, history 

Speaker: Evan Bernstein, NY Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League
Anti-Semitism: Global to Local
April 26, 2017
Facilitated by Dr. Werner Steger, professor, history

Speaker: Dr. William Recant, U.S. government liaison who facilitated a covert mission to airlift 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1991
Black Sabbath: A Quest for Israeli Identity
April 2016
Facilitated by Lowell Handler, associate professor of photography

Speaker: Dr. Radu Ioanic, Director of the International Archival Program, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
The Holocaust in Romania: The Fate of the Romanian Jews and Roma Under the Antonescu Administration
April 2015
Facilitated by Lucia Cherciu 

Speaker: Dr. Richard Breitman, author and professor at American University
FDR and the Jews
December 2013
Facilitated by Dana Weidman, associate professor of communications 

Film Screening of the documentary “Inheritance”: The James Moll film focuses on Monika Hertwig, daughter of Nazi commander Amon Goeth, and how she comes to terms with her father’s legacy.
April 2013
Facilitated by Dr. Werner Steger, professor, history

Speaker: Dr. James E. Waller, Professor and Cohen Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College in New Hampshire
Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
December 2011
Facilitated by Dr. Werner Steger, professor, history

Speaker: Dr. Timothy Snyder, Yale University professor and Marshall Scholar
Holocaust History: An Agenda for Renewal
April 2011
Facilitated by Dr. Werner Steger, professor, history 

Speaker: Gerhard Weinberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, American diplomatic and military historian
Kristallnacht 1938: As Experience Then and Understood Now
April 2010
Facilitated by Dr. Werner Steger, professor, history 

Speaker: Doris Bergen, University of Toronto, author and expert on the Holocaust
Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust: What remains to be learned.
April 2009
Facilitated by Dr. Werner Steger, professor, history

Speaker: Anna Sommer, lecturer and doctoral candidate in the department of Jewish Studies at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland
Stealing the Holocaust: Who Owns the Memory? Controversies over Auschwitz and Distortions of Memory
April 10, 2008
Facilitated by Steve Press

Lectures are free and open to the public and are made possible by contributions to the Dutchess Community College Foundation.

For more information or to be added to the mailing list call (845) 431-8400 or email dccf@sunydutchess.edu.

Peter Balakian

Peter Balakian

Anna Sommer Schneider

Dr. Anna Sommer Schneider

Evan Bernstein

Evan Bernstein