Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

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  • Woman Speaks
  • Three men speaking
  • Two Women Listen to Yehuda Bauer
  • Man Listens to Natalya Lazar
  • Group of Graduate Students


The Strassler Center at Clark University is home to the world's first doctoral program in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies. The plan for an international conference organized by and for students was collectively envisioned by the Center's Ph.D. candidates. The organizers seek to provide a forum for students from around the globe to present original research on the Holocaust and other genocides to an audience of peers and scholars. Their purpose: to foster an international community of future scholars.

The Second International Doctoral Student conference is presented by the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in partnership with the Danish Institute for International Studies and in cooperation with the International Association of Genocide Scholars.

The keynote address, in honor of Dr. Richard '71 and Libby '72 Cohen, is sponsored by the Buster Foundation and its president, Robin Heller Moss.

The conference is sponsored by the Louis and Ann Kulin Endowed Fund.

Major support was provided by Rosalie Rose in memory of Sidney Rose.

Generous gifts were contributed by the Asher Family Fund; Dianne Parrotte; Debra Raskin and Michael Young; and Judith '75 and Lawrence MA '76 Bohn