The annual Atrocity Studies spring lecture invites speakers from disciplines related to the intersections of history, memory, international human rights, and how we can use the lessons of the past to inform and improve our world. The lecture is hosted by the minor in Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice, supported by Lauri ’77 and Jeffrey Zell ’77.
The Zell Lecture sponsored by the Minor in Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice Historians reflect upon the past in order to illuminate the present and make wise decisions about our future. The success of Nazi fascism depended in large part upon the suppression of free speech and the absolute control of the press as a vehicle for propaganda. Many German journalists collaborated, some resisted. Foreign correspondents struggled to report what they saw without becoming unwilling mouthpieces for…Find out more »
Dr. Ann Millin will lead an informal seminar connected to her talk, “When Our Dictator Turns Up:” German and American Journalists Respond to the Third Reich, for undergraduates and graduates who are interested in historical archival research and a more in depth examination of the US and German press response to the Third Reich. Millin is the 2018-2019 Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Center at Stockton University. She…Find out more »
The Zell Lecture sponsored by the Minor in Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice The call for reparations as a critical element in healing and accountability for state wrongs has mobilized many constituencies across the globe in the past decades. Drawing from the enslavement of Roma on the territory of Romania and anti-Roma collective injustice, Dr. Matache will examine the concept of reparations and focus on translating theory into possible strategies to heal and repair past and present harm and to prevent future…Find out more »
Presented by the Syracuse University Humanities Center With Margareta Matache, Harvard University Matache leads an informal seminar connected to her talk, The Roma Case for Reparations, for those interested in youth-based participatory action research. Matache presents her work on the Reclaiming Adolescence project, on the educational and career experiences and voices of young Roma. Please RSVP to Julia White by Feb 26 and include any accessibility accommodation requests. Additional supporters: College of Law, International Human Rights Law Program Department of History Social…Find out more »
The annual Atrocity Studies lecture hosted by the minor in Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice, supported by Lauri ’77 and Jeffrey Zell ’77. This illustrated lecture maps the trajectory and humanitarian toll of the 2020 war in Nagorno Karabakh, and explores its historical and geopolitical contexts. Outlining the antecedents of the conflict from WWI to the collapse of the Soviet Union, the lecture identifies pogroms, propaganda campaigns, and policy decisions that cast a shadow across generations in…Find out more »