Leading Holocaust historian Yehuda Bauer lecture at Clark on 4/23

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March 16, 2009

Leading Holocaust historian and scholar Yehuda Bauer to
deliver lecture at Clark University, April 23

WORCESTER, MA- Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and
Genocide Studies will present a free, public lecture, "Holocaust and
Genocide: Two Concepts or Part of Each Other?" by Professor Yehuda
Bauer, one of the world’s foremost experts on the Holocaust, at 7:30
p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of Clark
University’s Higgins University Center, 950 Main Street, Worcester.

Bauer will explore the view of the Holocaust as possibly the most
extreme form of genocide, and he will assess comparisons between the
Holocaust and recent genocidal situations. Bauer is Professor Emeritus
of Holocaust Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Academic
Advisor to Yad Vashem,

and a member of the Israel Academy of Science. He is also the Honorary
Chairman of the International Task Force on Holocaust Education. He
has authored 14 books and some 90 articles on the Holocaust.

Bauer’s talk serves as the keynote address at the first-ever
International Graduate Students’ Conference. The conference was
collectively envisioned by the Center’s Ph.D. candidates 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 is to foster an international community of
future scholars.

The conference also celebrates the centennial of Sigmund Freud’s visit
to Clark University, the sole American University where he
lectured. Freud, who famously escaped Nazi persecution, delivered five
lectures at Clark as part of a series that recognized the University’s
twentieth anniversary of graduate education. The doctoral conference
honors Freud’s visit and marks the Strassler Center’s 10-year
anniversary of offering doctoral education.

The mission of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide
Studies reaches beyond the boundaries of the University: to educate
professionals of many fields about genocides and the Holocaust; to
provide a lecture series free of charge and open to the public; to use
scholarship to address current problems stemming from the murderous
past; and to participate in the public discussion about a host of
issues ranging from the importance of intervention in genocidal
situations today to the significance of state-sponsored denial of the
Armenian genocide and the well-funded denial of the Holocaust.

Dedicated to teaching, research, and public service, the Center trains
the next cadre of Holocaust historians and genocide studies scholars
of the future, teachers, Holocaust museum directors and curators, and
experts in non-governmental organizations and government agencies.
The establishment of this Ph.D. program has been acclaimed by experts
in the field as the most decisive step to date in furthering
scholarship about the Holocaust and other genocides, particularly the
Armenian Genocide.

For more information about the lecture and the conference, call

Clark University is a private, co-educational liberal-arts research
university with more than 2,200 undergraduate and 800 graduate
students. Since its founding in 1887 as the first all-graduate school
in the United States, Clark has challenged convention with innovative
programs such as the International Studies Stream, the Strassler
Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the accelerated
BA/MA programs with the fifth year tuition-free for eligible
students. The University is featured in Loren Pope’s book, "Colleges
That Change Lives."


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