​​​​​​​​​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.

Rohingya Refugee Panel / Abel Lecture Series

Friday, March 20, 2020
3:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

A reception will follow in the Baber Room. More information will be posted soon. Co-sponsored by the Dr. Harold Abel Endowed Lecture Series in the Study of Dictatorship, Democracy and Genocide, the Critical Engagements Initiative, the Refugee Outreach Collective, and Amnesty International at CMU. 



Past Speakers


Martin Lowenberg
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Video: Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg

Megan Bradley
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
"Ending Exile: The Meaning and Making of Solutions to Refugee Crises"

Laura Jockusch
Thursday, November 9, 2017
"Jewish Honor Courts in the Aftermath of the Holocaust"

Jennifer Trahan
Friday, April 7, 2017
"From Rwanda to the Present: The Prosecution of Atrocity Crimes"

Debó​​​​rah Dwork
Thursday, November 17, 2016
You Too Can Make a Difference: Rescue and Rescuers during the Holocaust

Christine Ahn​
Thursday, April 7, 2016
"Women's Leadership in the Korea​n Peace Process"

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

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
Video: Reading by Holocaust survivor Vera Meisels​

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

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

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

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

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