Events Calendar

 

The Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at Kean University

All events, except as noted, are free ($10 suggested donation at the door) and open to the public. For directions to Kean University and to event venues, click here. Except as noted events do not require advance registration and are cosponsored by the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies Program, Holocaust Resource Center, and Human Rights Institute. Free parking permitted in white-line spaces only. 

For details about the MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program, contact dklein@kean.edu. To make these and other events possible, Support Us

 

 
NOVEMBER
November 2MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Information Session 5-6 pm / Kean Hall, Rm. 130.
 
November 6, 7:00 pm: · Meet the director/a neighborhood lecture by Dr. Dennis Klein: “Abandonment: The Refugee Crisis, 1938/2016,” Temple Shalom in Scotch Plains, NJ
 
November 10: Ahmed Imtiaz, director of the Centre for Genocide Studies at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, will discuss "US Politics and the Security of South Asia," cosponsored by Asian Studies and the Department of History, 3:15 pm/ MSC Little Theatre.
 
November 18: Peter Balakain, Pulitzer prize-winning author and scholar, will read from his recent collection of poems on the Armenian genocide and other topics, 10 am / North Avenue Academic Building auditorium. 
 
 
JANUARY
 
January 12, 7:30 pm: Meet the director/a neighborhood lecture by Dr. Dennis Klein: “Generation Z and Organized Jewish Life,” first in “The New Normal in the Jewish World” series, B’nai Israel Congregation in Millburn, NJ
 
January 29: MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Information Session 12-2 pm/ East Campus
 
FEBRUARY
 
February 26, 11 am: Meet the director/a neighborhood lecture by Dr. Dennis Klein: “Can Societies Move Forward After Mass Violence?,” Ethical Culture Society in Teaneck, NJ
 
MARCH

March 15: "Object Authority," a presentation by Jane McAdam Freud on her artistic installation referencing the remarkable collection of ancient sculpture collected by her great grandfather and the cultural legacy of Freudian psychoanalysis. The “Thing” – the instructional elements of objects, she observes – evokes awe and rebellion at the same time. Cosponsored by Kean University’s Jewish Studies Program, Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Department of Fine Arts, and Art History Program. 7:30-9 pm/Miron Student Center Little Theatre. Refreshments.

March 21, "Thinking with History in the Trump Era," a History Department panel with Professors Klein, Mercantini and Regal, to include a look at the similarities and differences between the German 1930s and the US's present day. 2:00 pm, Miron Student Center Little Theatre. For more information, contact the Department of History, 908-737-0251.

 

APRIL 

GENOCIDE AWARENESS MONTH

April 3. 7:30 pm: Meet the director/a neighborhood lecture by Dr. Dennis Klein: “Can American Jews Flourish Without a Crisis?,” second in “The New Normal in the Jewish World” series, B’nai Israel Congregation in Millburn, NJ.

April 6Emerging Research in Holocaust and Genocide Studies A graduate thesis forum, 4:30-6:30 pm / Human Rights Institute, Rm. 201. Refreshments/

April 20: The Destruction of Memory: The War Against Culture and the Battle to Save It,” a film documentary with director and producer Tim Slade, 7:30-9:00 pm/ Kean Hall, Rm. 127. Refreshments. Co-sponsored by MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program, Jewish Studies, the Art History program, and the Fine Arts Department.

April 25A graduate faculty Research Days panel on "Are Millennials Concerned About Genocide?" featuring Drs. Esposito, Klein, and other graduate faculty. 3:00-5:00 pm / STEM 306.
 
April 26: Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies degree-candidates Research Days presentations: A panel on  "Rethinking Genocide Comparatively"; a paper by Sarah Coykendall on "Museums of Conscience: RCC’s Holocaust Museum & Center for Religious Tolerance and Education"; and a paper by John LeStrange on A Comprehensive Analysis of How Governments Use Words to Inspire Genocide 2:00-3:00 pm / STEM 401
 
April 27: Meet Fred Heyman - A Conversation with a Witness to Kristallnacht. 3:00-4:30 pm/ Human Rights Institute, Rm. 201. Refreshments. Co-Sponsored by Jewish Studies. 
 
April 27: MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Information Session 6-7 pm / Kean Hall, Rm. 130.
 
April 27: "In Praise of Forgetting," a lecture by David Rieff, 7:30-9:00 pm/ Kean Hall, Rm. 127. Refreshments. 
 
 
MAY
 
May 22, 7:30 pm: Meet the director/a neighborhood lecture by Dr. Dennis Klein: “The Refugee Crisis and the Jewish Response,” third in “The New Normal in the Jewish World” series, B’nai Israel Congregation in Millburn, NJ

 

JUNE
 
June 25-29: "Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths: The United States and the World," a Summer Institute (conference on the U.S., June 25-26; workshops on the U.S. and the world, June 27-29) at Kean University. Featuring Pablo de Greiff, Colombian Human Rights activist and UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence; John Prendergast, founding director, Enough Project and Executive Director of Not on Our Watch, and others. Organized by the MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Human Rights Institute; Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation; Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic at Cardozo School of Law; and convened by the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University; American Ethical Union, a federation of Ethical Societies in the United States representing the Ethical Culture movement; and Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. For registration details, contact  Dr. Klein. To propose a paper, submit a 250-word abstract to  abstacts@kean.edu by January 31.
 
June 27Third Master Seminar on Post-Genocide in conjunction with the Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights  "Reflections" seminar/Green Lane Academic Building (G-LAB). By invitation only: submit a 250-word abstract, with explict reference to the "Reflections" seminar, to  abstacts@kean.edu by January 31.