2013 Events

Study Abroad travel course to Auschwitz and Krakow

March 1-8, 2013: Bearing Witness to the Past: A Journey to Auschwitz

Yom HaShoah event at the Jewish Community Center of Charlotte

April 7, 2013

“UNC Charlotte Reflections from Auschwitz – A panel of students from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will share their experiences as participants in a course and program called ‘Bearing Witness to the Past’”

“A Common Language in Uncommon Times”

Talk and Discussion with Yiddish language and culture expert Miriam Isaacs Visiting Associate Professor of Yiddish, Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, University of Maryland College Park.
April 24, 2013

Levine-Sklut Judaic Library, Shalom Park, Charlotte

Dr. Miriam Isaacs has conducted her most important research and published numerous academic articles on issues of language loyalty in the Displaced Persons Camps and on Yiddish use by contemporary Hasidim. Besides teaching in universities, Dr. Isaacs has taught Yiddish in many international venues in adult education and study abroad. She also teaches for assorted organizations focused on cultural perpetuation. She has published memoirs on being a child of Holocaust survivors.

Democracy and Dictatorship in Latin America: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Coup in Chile

September 23, 2013

Speaker: Jeffrey Bortz
Professor of Latin American History, Appalachian State University; survived arrest and torture by Gen. Pinochet’s police during the 1973 coup d’etat.

Denying Rwanda: Genocide and Genocide Denial in the 21st Century and Gender and Genocide

October 14, 2013

Dr. Adam JonesTwo lectures by pioneering genocide scholar Adam Jones: “Denying Rwanda: Genocide and Genocide Denial in the 21st Century” and “Gender and Genocide.”

Adam Jones is a political scientist, writer, and photojournalist based at the University of British Columbia. He is executive director of the nongovernmental organization Gendercide Watch. He was chosen as one of “50 Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide” for the book of that name.

Dr. Jones is best known for his work in comparative genocide studies and his pioneering analyses of gender within genocidal violence. He is author of the leading textbook in the field, Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction, and author or editor of numerous other works on violence and crimes against humanity, most recently The Scourge of Genocide: Essays and Reflections (Routledge, 2013).

Understanding the Holocaust and Modern Genocide

October 28, 2013 at 3:30 – 4:45 pm, College of Health & Human Services (CHHS), Room 281

Lecture and Discussion with Philip Spencer of Kingston University, London

Kristallnacht in The Legacy of the Holocaust

October 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm, Temple Israel, Charlotte

Professor Philip Spencer is the founding Director of the Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Conflict & Mass Violence at Kingston University outside London, England. His research interests include the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and comparative genocide.

A Discussion on Guatemala and El Salvador

November 18, 5:30 pm in the Student Union Theater

Harvest of EmpireA discussion on Guatemala and El Salvador led by Dr. John Cox, associate professor of Holocaust & genocide studies.

This event is part of this series: “The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce the Immigration Today Film and Discussion Forum, a discussion series based on Harvest of Empire: The Untold Stories of Latinos in America, a documentary film which explores the history of U.S. connections to seven countries (in Latin American, North America, & the Caribbean) and current immigration relationships between the USA and these countries. Discussions will be held Monday evenings from 5:30 -6:30 pm through November 18, with a culminating event scheduled during International Education Week.

Talk and Discussion with Holocaust Survivor Suly Chenkin

December 2, 2013 at 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Denny 220