Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series

Series Honors Women's History Month with Female Speakers
March 14, 2016

Carol Rittner, the Marsha Raticoff professor of Holocaust Studies at Stockton University in New Jersey, speaks on the topic of gender and genocide on Tuesday, March 22 as Sonoma State University's Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series honors Women's History Month.

Rittner is the author of 15 books and numerous essays regarding the Holocaust and genocides that have occurred in the last century. Both are professors emerita in Stockton University's Holocaust Studies Department.

On Tuesday, March 29, New York University Professor Kerry Whigham speaks about violence, activism and transitional justice in Argentina. And on April 5, professor James Waller, Ph.D., Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College gives a lecture titled "Becoming Evil."

Sonoma State University's Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series, a program founded more than three decades ago, gives students and the public the opportunity to learn about the Holocaust and genocides happening all across the world from a unique perspective.

The semester-long series features talks from Holocaust survivors, rescuers and scholars, offering audiences first-hand accounts of the brutality that has taken place recently in nations like Rwanda, Cambodia and Bosnia. This year's theme of the lecture series is "Into the 21st Century: Genocide in Our Time." This semester's speakers include scholars from universities, a filmmaker as well as a genocide survivor.

Admission to lectures is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus. Lectures are in Warren Auditorium in Ives Hall at Sonoma State University. For the full schedule of the series visit sonoma.edu/newscenter/2016/01/spring-2016-holocaust-and-genocide-lecture-series.html.