Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Girl Speaking


Thursday, 11 April

Open to Public

7:30 pm
Tilton Hall

Panel Discussion: "History, Politics, and Education: Teaching about Holocaust and Genocide "

Margot Stern Strom, Facing History and Ourselves
Khamboly Dy, Sleuk Rith Institute (SRI), Cambodia
Ayşe Gül Altinay, Sabanci University

Moderator: Debórah Dwork, Strassler Center, Clark University

Friday, 12 April

Registration Closed

9:00-11:00 am

Panel 1: Formal Education and Non-formal Education

Moderator: Johanna Vollhardt,Clark University

"Israel Holocaust Education: From "Never Again" to Genocide Studies"
Dorit Novak, Yad Vashem,

"Considering the Moral Complexities of Adolescents in Divided Societies
Sarah Warshauer Freedman, University of California, Berkeley

"Combining Education at Memorial Sites and Civic Education: Experiences from the Mauthausen Memorial"
Yariv Lapid, Mauthausen Memorial, Austria

11:00-11:20 am


11:20-1:20 pm

Panel Two: Content Orientation versus Civic Education

Moderator: Eric DeMeulenaere, Clark University

"The Perils and Promise of History Teaching in Post-Genocide Rwanda "
Elizabeth King, Columbia University

"Mapping Holocaust Education: Does it relate to Education about Human Rights, Citizenship, or Genocide Prevention?"
Monique Eckmann, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

"Re-thinking Teaching about Atrocity: Human Rights, Comparative History and Critical Pedagogy"

Joyce Apsel, New York University

Cohen-Lasry House


2:30-4:30 pm

Panel Three: Challenges and Best Practice

Moderator: Raphael Rogers, Clark University

"Looking for Terra Firma on Moving Ground: Holocaust Education in High-Stakes Testing Environments"
Simone Schweber, University of Wisconsin Madison

"Isolated Islands? Memory of the Holocaust in Formal and Non-Formal Education. The Case Study of Post-Communist Poland"
Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, Center for Holocaust Studies Jagiellonian University

"Challenges for Teaching the Past for Moral Development: Where Do We Place Holocaust Education in the Broader Context of International Education Development and Peace Education?"
Elizabeth Cole, United States Institute of Peace

6:00 pm


Saturday, 13 April

Registration Closed

9:00-10:30 am

Panel Four: Politics and Policy

Moderator: Shelly Tenenbaum, Clark University

"The Holocaust and European Politics of Memory: Between Education and Remembrance"
Cecilie Stokholm Banke, Danish Institute for International Studies

"International Organizations and Education about the Holocaust: What's New on the Global Agenda?"
Karel Francapane, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

"Politics, Policy, and Holocaust Education in South Africa"
Tracey Peterson , Education Director of the Cape Town Holocaust Centre

11:00- 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am- 1:00pm

Panel Five: Looking Ahead

Chair: Ken MacLean, Clark University

Debórah Dwork, Strassler Center, Clark University
Thomas Kühne, Strassler Center, Clark University
Taner Akçam, Strassler Center, Clark University

Cohen-Lasry House