Guest Speakers

​​​​​​​​​The advisory committee for the Dr. Harold Abel Endowed Lecture Series in the Study of Dictatorship, Democracy and Genocide will invite 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.

Fall 2015

Professor Steven E. Aschheim​
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Why the Germans? Why the Jews? The Perennial Holocaust Question​

Past Speakers

Dr. Allida Black​
April 1, 2015
Can a Declaration Combat Genocide?

Steve Hochstadt
November 17, 2014
Seeing the Holocaust from Shanghai

Zoltan Tibori Szabo
March 24, 2014
Right Wing Extremism in Central and Eastern Europe

Murry Sidlin
November 19, 2013
Terezín,  1941-1945: The Most Unlikely, Curious, Accidental, Enigmatic, and Inspiring ‘Improvised University’ in History

Vera Meisels
April 7, 2013
Reading by Holocaust survivor Vera Meisels

Robert Melson
March 21, 2012
The Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust Through the Extraordinary Experiences of Two Survivors Who Outwitted Their Killers

Guy Stern
November 9, 2011
Kristallnacht: A Night of Broken Glass, Broken Bodies, Broken Hearts

Gérard Prunier
March 28, 2011
The Partition of Sudan & the Crisis in the Arab World

Claudia Koonz
November 9, 2010
Genocide and the Moral Order in a Globalized World

Gerhard Weinberg
November 9, 2009
A New Look at Hitler and the Beginning of the Holocaust