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Symposium: “After the Trauma of the Holocaust and Genocide"
On Tuesday, March 12, following a visit to campus by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will host a symposium titled “After the Trauma of the Holocaust and Genocide: Survival, Memorialization, and Reconstruction.”
The symposium will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public, but you must reserve a seat by contacting the Greenberg Center at 860.768.4964 or email@example.com.
During the symposium, distinguished scholars from New England universities will discuss genocide and Holocaust education. They are:
– Avinoam Patt, the Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History and director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization at the University of Hartford, who will moderate the discussion;
– Lisa J. Laplante, law professor and human rights scholar and researcher and interim director of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, who will speak on “Post-Conflict Recovery and Transitional Justice;”
– Steven Rosenthal, professor of history at the University of Hartford, who will speak on “The Proliferation of Genocides in the 20th Century;”
– Mari Firkatian, professor of history at the University of Hartford's Hillyer College, who will speak about “Remembering the Armenian Genocide;”
– Shyamala Raman, professor of economics and international studies at the University of St. Joseph, who will speak on “Vision 20/20 in Rwanda and the Millennium Development Goals;” and
– Sara Brown, doctoral candidate in Holocaust and genocide studies at Clark University, who will speak on “The Genocide in Rwanda: Perpetrators, Victims, Rescuers and Recovery.”