Events for Fall 2014
"The Ukraine Crisis: Implications for German Foreign Policy, the EU and Transatlantic Relations."
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Faculty Club Lounge
Representation as Power and Performance: Global Civil Society Advocacy for Children and their Rights
Thursday, October 30, 2014, The Heller School(Schneider Building), Rm. G2
"Germany 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall"
with Roger Cohen
Thursday, November 13, 12-2pm Faculty Club Lounge
Roger Cohen joined The New York Times in 1990. He was a foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001, and foreign editor six months later. Since 2004, he has written a column for the International New York Times, until 2014 known as the International Herald Tribune, first for the news pages and then, from 2007, for the Op-Ed page. In 2009 he was named a columnistof The New York Times. Mr. Cohen has written “Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo” (Random House, 1998), an account of the wars of Yugoslavia’s destruction, and “Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble” (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005). He has also co-written a biography of General Norman Schwarzkopf, “In the Eye of the Storm” (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1991). His family memoir, “The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family,” (Alfred A. Knopf) will be published in January, 2015.
What do you know about the Holocaust? A discussion about effective Holocaust education in Jewish and German schools with Facing History and Ourselves
Monday November 17th 12:00-2pm Faculty Club Lounge
Join us for a luncheon discussion tackling the many issues of holocaust education. Judi Bohn and Doc Miller from the organization Facing History and Ourselves will be presenting on the issues of current holocaust education and how future holocaust education will be affected by the decline of living survivors. Then students from various Jewish education backgrounds and also students from German schools will compare and contrast their experiences with holocaust education in a facilitated, open discussion led by Bohn and Miller. The discussion will include a range of topics, including whether the holocaust can be over-taught, what effective holocaust education looks like, and how holocaust education has changed since the mid 20th century, and how holocaust education should change in the future. Lunch with kosher options will be provided.
More events for this semester coming soon!