36th Annual Holocaust & Genocide Lecture Series, Spring 2019

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Spring 2019 Schedule

January 23 - May 8, 2018
Tuesdays from 4:00PM-5:50PM in
Warren Auditorium (Ives Hall 101)

SSU Students

POLS 307, Perspectives on the Holocaust and Genocide counts as upper-division General Education credit under GE category D5.

Lecture Series Coordinator

Professor Diane Parness

Sponsors

The Holocaust Lecture Series is sponsored by the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, The Paul V. Benko Holocaust Education Endowment, the Armenian Genocide Memorial Lecture Fund, the Adele Zygielbaum Endowment, the Thomas Family Foundation, the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, the Sonoma State Students’ Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Fund and the Jewish Community Federation (JCF) of San Francisco, the Peninsula,Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Parking

A daily parking permit ($5.00) is required 24hrs. Daily permits are not valid in reserve lots. Some permit machines accept quarters only.

Video Archives

Many of our lectures are archived on the Holocaust Lecture Series playlist on YouTube.

Spring 2019 Schedule Of Lectures

January 22: THE HOLOCAUST IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Professor Stephen Bittner, Ph.D., Sonoma State University

January 29: THE CONCEPT OF GENOCIDE
Professor Emerita Myrna Goodman, Ph.D., Sonoma State University

February 5: ORDINARY MEN AS PERPETRATORS: A REAPPRAISAL AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
Professor Christopher Browning,, Ph.D., Frank Porter Graham Professor Emeritus
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Robert L. Harris Memorial Lecture

February 12: MAKING HUNGARY GREAT AGAIN: STATE BUILDING, MASS VIOLENCE,
AND THE IRONIES OF GLOBAL HOLOCAUST MEMORY
Professor Raz Segal, Ph.D., Stockton University
Armenian Genocide Memorial Lecture

February 19: THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Professor Sergio La Porta, Ph.D., CSU Fresno Armenian Studies Program
Armenian Genocide Memorial Lecture

February 26: CROWS OF THE DESERT: A HERO'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE (Film)
Marta Houske, Emmy award-winning filmmaker with
Levon Parian, Armenian Genocide descendant, and Saud Attrache, Druze rescuer descendant
Presented in partnership with the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Underwritten by Carl Van Dyke

March 5: REFUGEES, CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONFLICT
Professor Alex Alvarez, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
Underwritten by Dennis Judd and by Caorl & Ralph Swanson

March 12: ISLAMOPHOBIA AND ANTISEMITISM: DIFFERENCES, PARALLELS, AND CHALLENGES
Professor Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D., Director, The Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center, Manhattan College

March 19: SPRING BREAK (campus closed)

March 26: WHY? EXPLAINING THE HOLOCAUST
Professor Emeritus Peter Hayes, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Underwritten by Pearl & David Furman in memory of Murray & Ruth Mruvka and Gussie & Edward Furman

April 2: THE SECOND GENERATION
Christyne Davidian, Sanders Feldhorn, Dennis Judd, John Kornfeld, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor,
Sonoma State University, and Elaine Leeder, Ph.D., Emerita Professor, Sonoma State University
Sylvia G. Sucher Memorial Lecture

April 9: BECOMING EVIL
Professor James Waller, Ph.D., Cohen Endowed Chair of Holcaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College

April 16: GENOCIDE IN BOSNIA
Irfan Mirza, Voices of the Bosnian Genocide

April 23: GENOCIDE IN SYRIA
Professor David McCuan, Ph.D., Sonoma State University

April 30: THE DARFUR GENOCIDE AND EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY
Alexis Herr, Ph.D., Associate Director,
Jewish Family and Children's Services Holocaust Center of San Francisco
Underwritten by Arline Thomas & Myrna Goodman in memory of Lillian Judd

May 7: THE GENOCIDE AGAINST THE TUTSI IN RWANDA
Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States;
Simon Mudahogora, Rwandan Survivor; and Ndahiro Bazimya, Genocide descendant
Alexandre Kimenyi Memorial Lecture
Underwritten by Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana & Chiaya Rawlins