Dr. Ben Kiernan, author and editor of numerous works on recent events in Southeast Asia, will speak at Manhattan College on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. The event, presented by the Holocaust Resource Center, is free and open to the public.
Kiernan, the Whitney Griswold Professor of History and director of the influential genocide studies program at Yale University, will deliver the lecture Genocide in World History. It is based on his award-winning book Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur (2007).
In addition to his writings, Kiernan was the founding director of the Cambodian Genocide Program (1994-99), which helped to gather and preserve vital materials relating to events in Southeast Asia. He was convener of the Yale East Timor Project from 2000-02.
For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Jeff Horn, associate professor of history and director of the Holocaust Resource Center at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The history of the Holocaust Resource Center dates back to 1996, when discussions among concerned faculty and administrators at the College and in the Riverdale community led to its founding with the mission to promote Catholic-Jewish dialogue and educate future generations about the Holocaust. The center inaugurated its Visiting Scholars Program the next year, and in 2006, an additional annual lecture was added to the series that focuses on genocides other than the Holocaust.
More information about the Holocaust Resource Center can be found on its Web site at home.manhattan.edu/holocaustcenter.