HGI's Fall 2021 Events!!!

"We Refuse to be Enemies"

October 5th @ 7 pm 

Hayden 100 or virtual link  

An interfaith book talk between an American Jew and Muslim: Walter Ruby & Sabeeha Rehman.

A Voice of Conscience: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Elie Wiesel

Tuesday, October 12th @ 7 pm 

Virtual event held by United Sates Holocaust Memorial Museum 

HGI is honored to announce that our director, Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, will be participating in a panel commemorating Elie Wiesel and the continued need for religious freedom, interfaith understanding, and respect for humanity.  Other panelists include former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, former US Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom Rabbi David Saperstein, and others. 

*** Please note HGI is not the host for this event. Please refer to the event's website for more information.  

"The Gift of Our Wounds"

Join us to listen to Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis talk about their book The Gift of Our Wounds and their stories of transformation of forgiveness and collaboration to overcome hate and grow toward understanding. This event requires pre-registration and can be accessed at the link below. This event is co-sponsored by HGI, Lewis University Peace & Justice studies and Gros Institute.

Leadership Lessons from the Rwandan Genocide

Wednesday, October 20th from 7:55-9:05 pm

Co-Sponsored Virtual Event  

Join us on October 20th for a discussion about the leadership lessons we can learn from the Rwandan Genocide. Featuring Lieutenant General (R) Roméo Dallaire.

*** This event is on Microsoft Teams  

25th Anniversary HGI Gala

October 24th @ 5pm 

Kelly Commons 5th Floor 

Join us for a celebratory gala commemorating the 25th anniversary of the HGI center in honor of Dr. Frederick M. Schweitzer. Speakers include Dr. Frederick M. Schweitzer, Elisha Wiesel, and many more! 

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine required...kosher, halal, and vegetarian options available.

" The COVID-19 Pandemic & Our Lasallian Mission: A Campus-Wide Reflection"

October 26th from 3:30-5 pm 

Kelly Commons 5b & 5C

Cosponsored event with the Peace & Justice Studies department. Aimed to reflect upon the impact of COVID-19 and how Manhattan College's mission of social justice has been affected. 

Kristallnact Lecture: "BOYKOTT! April 1, 1933: Spectatorship and the Exclusion of Jews from the German Community"

November 10th @ 7pm 

Event cosponsored by Kupferberg Holocaust Center of Queensborough Community College. Featuring guest speaker Dr. Peter Fritzsche, Professor of History from the University of Illinois. 

(Kristallnact Lecture Co-host)

(Kristallnact Lecture Co-host)