Abel Lecture Series
The Dr. Harold Abel Endowed Lecture Series in the Study of Dictatorship, Democracy and Genocide invites to campus distinguished scholars to discuss the past, present and future of worldwide genocide. The series focuses on the impact of historical events such as the Holocaust and mass murders in Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America.
The endowed lecture series was established in 2009 through a $100,000 gift by the family of Dr. Harold Abel to honor and memorialize his 44-year career as an educator, which included a 10-year term as president of Central Michigan University from 1975 to 1985. Dr. Abel died in 2002.
Fall 2022 Abel Lecture
The Abel Lecture Series welcomes award-winning author Dara Horn, who will discuss her new book, People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present.
Abel advisory committee
The Abel Endowed Lecture Series advisory committee includes Central Michigan University faculty from a variety of disciplines, Mount Pleasant community members and representatives from Harold Abel's family.
Son of Harold and Iris Abel
Daughter-in-law of Harold and Iris Abel
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Central Michigan University
Professor of French, Central Michigan University
MSA Professor, Central Michigan University
Professor of Philosophy, Central Michigan University
Professor Psychology, Central Michigan University
Assistant Professor of Religion, Central Michigan University
Study Abroad Advisor, International Affairs, Central Michigan University