Clark University’s Strassler Family Center

for Holocaust and Genocide Studies announces spring events

Book signing/lecture
“The Psychology of Hateâ€?
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Higgins University Center, 2nd floor, Tilton Hall
7:30 p.m.
Robert J. Sternberg, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, and director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale will discuss the psychology of hate and the role it plays in committing violent acts against society. This lecture is sponsored by the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark. It is free and open to the public and is followed by a reception. For more information, call 508-793-8897.

Modern History Colloquium Speaker
“Extreme Violent Societies: An Alternative to the Concept of ‘Genocide’â€?
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Kent Seminar Room, Cohen Lasry House
4 p.m.
Christian Gerlach, assistant professor of history at University of Pittsburgh, presents this lecture. It is co-sponsored by Clark’s History Department and the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and is free and open to the public and followed by a reception. For more information, call 508-793-8897.

Book signing and lecture
“Justice Matters: Legacies of the Holocaust and World War IIâ€?
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Higgins University Center, 2nd floor, Tilton Hall
7:30 p.m.
Mona Weissmark, associated professor of psychology at Northwestern University and founder of the Mansfield Institute of Social Justice, presents this lecture. Weissmark discusses her new book and how the cycle of ethnic and religious strife is kept alive generation after generation through story-telling more than half a century after the horrors of the Holocaust and WWII. This lecture is supported by the Asher Family Fund. It is free and open to the public and is followed by a reception. For more information, call 508-793-8897.

Lecture and book event
Thursday, April 20, 2006
“United States Policy Toward the Armenian Question and the Armenian Genocideâ€?
Higgins University Center, 2nd floor, Tilton Hall
7:30 p.m.
Simon Payaslian, Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair of Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark, discusses his new book. This lecture is sponsored by the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark. It is free and open to the public and is followed by a reception. For more information, call 508-793-8897.

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