Events

The Center for Medicine, Holocaust and Genocide Studies hosts regular events featuring an array of scholars, from the prominent to the promising, who explore the intersection of medicine and human atrocity. Our lectures provide a platform for scholars to share their findings, while the "Educating the Public" series features scholars discussing their creation of exhibits and memorials. Roundtables bring scholars into conversation with each other for stimulating discussions.

Upcoming Events


Date & Time
Events
Participant(s)


Thursday, September 22, 2022
noon-1:30 p.m. PT

Christian Bonah, PhD, University of Strasbourg; Herwig Czech, PhD, Medical University of Vienna; Patricia Heberer-Rice, PhD, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Rabbi Joseph Polak, Chief Justice of the Rabbinical Court of Massachusetts

Thursday,
October 20, 2022,
noon-1:00 p.m. PT

Joanne Weiner Rudof, Director, Producer and Editor of the film and former archivist of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies—Yale University; Lawrence L. Langer, Associate Producer and Editor of the film and Emeritus Alumnae Chair Professor of English—Simmons University

Thursday, November 17, 2022, all day, hybrid format

Keynote Speaker: Michele Heisler, MD, MPA, Medical Director, Physicians for Human Rights; Professor of Internal Medicine and Public Health, University of Michigan— “Beyond Perpetrators: Health Professionals as Victims and Documenters of War Crimes and Human Rights Violations”

Thursday, December 15, 2022, noon-1 p.m. PT

Therkel Stræde, PhD, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Southern Denmark, Odense

Please note that all events will be presented virtually unless indicated otherwise.

Past Events


Date & Time
Event
Participant(s)

Thursday,
July 28, 2022,
noon-1:00 p.m. PT

Antara Chatterjee, PhD, Assistant Professor of English, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences—Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India

Thursday, June 2, 2022, noon-1:30 p.m. PT

Margit Berner, PhD, Natural History Museum of Vienna; Maximilian Buschmann, MA, Technical University of Munich; Sabine Hildebrandt, MD, Harvard Medical School; Heinz Wässle, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Thursday, May 5, 2022, noon-1:30 p.m. PT

Edna Friedberg, PhD, Senior Program Coordinator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.; Astrid Ley, PhD, Deputy Director, Sachsenhausen Memorial, Oranienburg, Germany; James McAuley, PhD, The Washington Post contributing columnist; Joseph E. Uscinski, PhD, Professor of Political Science, University of Miami, Florida

Thursday, Apr. 7, 2022, noon-1 p.m. PT

Hannah van den Ende, MD, PhD, Independent Scholar, Medical Advisor, and Writer

Thursday, Mar. 24, 2022, noon-1 p.m. PT

Golfo Alexopoulos, PhD, Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, University of South Florida; Director of USF Institute on Russia

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022

David G. Marwell, PhD, Former Chief of Investigative Research, US Department of Justice; Former Director and CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022

Juliet D. Golden, PhD, Director of the Syracuse University Abroad Central Europe Program

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

Astrid Ley, PhD, Deputy Director of Sachsenhausen Memorial, Oranienburg, Germany

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021

William E. Seidelman, MD, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

Preston S. McBride, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the USC Mellon Humanities and the University of the Future Program

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Tessa Chelouche, MD (Israel), Esteban González-López, MD, PhD (Spain), Kamila Uzarczyk, PhD (Poland), Hedy Wald, PhD (U.S.)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Maike Rotzoll, MD, Professor, Institute for the History and Ethics of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Germany