Center Staff: 

 

Dr. Mehnaz Afridi

Associate Professor of Religious Studies,
Director, Holocaust Genocide and Interfaith Education Center Director

mehnaz.afridi@manhattan.edu

http://www.manhattan.edu/faculty/mehnazafri 

Dr. Jeff Horn

Professor of History,
Former Holocaust Center Director

jeff.horn@manhattan.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland Twiggs 

Student Assistant to the Director 

itwiggs01@manhattan.edu 



 


Dr. Frederick Schweitzer

Professor Emeritus of History, Director Emeritus
 




 

Brother Peter Drake F.S.C.

Associate Director

Prof. Frederick Schweitzer Remembers Bro. Peter Drake, F.S.C.

 

Board Members: 

 

  • Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Chair, Br. John G. Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies, Director, Core Curriculum Iona College, NY
  • Dr. Brennan O'Donnell, President, Manhattan College
  • Dr. Keith Brower, Dean of School of Liberal Arts, Manhattan College
  • Dr. William Clyde, Provost, Manhattan College
  • Br. Jack Curran, Vice President for Mission, Manhattan College
  • Mithat Gashi, Consultant, Lecturer at Lehman College, New World High School Principal, NY
  • Lois Harr, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Director Campus Ministry & Social Action, Manhattan College
  • Marilyn Honigman, Painter, Artist, Second Generation, NY
  • Dr. Jeff Horn, Professor History, Manhattan College
  • Marti Michael, Retired Executive Director, The Riverdale Y, New York
  • Barbara Reynolds, Former Assistant Director of HGI, Fordham Prep. NY
  • Dr. Paul Droubie, Assistant Professor of History, Director of International Studies, Manhattan College
  • Dr. Kevin Ahern, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College
  • Dr.  Nuwan Jayawickreme, Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Peace Studies, Manhattan College
  • Dr. Frederick Schweitzer, Professor History, Emeritus, Manhattan College
  • Martin Spett, Survivor and Artist, Riverdale NY
  • Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn, Rabbi of Congregation Tehillah, Riverdale NY
  • Rabbi Robert Kaplan, is currently the founding Director of The Center for Community Leadership, (formally known as CAUSE – NY) a division of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC)
  • Dr. Lisa Rizopoulos, Professor of Education, Manhattan College

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Calendar of Events

Film Screening of “Who Will Write Our History” in conversation with Dr. Stephenie Young

Stephenie Young is  a professor in the English Department and  research associate for the SSU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State  University in Massachusetts. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton and her B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach. She has published widely in both national and international journals. Her forthcoming book, The Forensics of Memorialization, is  about the "forensic imagination," and how  traumatic material culture normally considered scientific evidence is used instead to create visual narratives that shape memory politics in post-conflict former Yugoslavia. With Paul Lowe (University of the Arts, London), she co-organizes the annual conference, Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. With Dr. Liliana Gomez-Popescu she co-leads the Network for Aesthetic Ecologies comprised of architects, artists, curators and theorists based in Zurich and Lebanon. She has received numerous fellowships and grants to conduct her research on comparative genocide and aesthetics. In fall 2019 she was in Warsaw, Poland as a Senior Research Fellow at the Jewish Historical Institute to conduct research about the Ringelblum archive as part of a larger study about contemporary border politics, evidence and memory.

Please watch the documentary before October 22nd's conversation. The documentary can be accessed here anytime before then: www.tinyurl.com/hgidoc

The talk back will take place via google meets on Oct. 22nd at 7pm: www.tinyurl.com/hgitalkback

Support the Uyghurs and Stop The Genocide

An informational session on the Uyghurs. Please support the call for Uyghur abuses to be considered genocide. The Featured speaker will be Salih Hudayer, Founder and President of East Turkistan National Awakening Movement. The talk will be hosted and moderated by dr. Mehnaz M. Afridi, Director of HGI.

Please join us via live stream on our youtube channel at: https://tinyurl.com/uyghurhgi

Peter Hayes: “November 1938 as Turning Point”?

Please join us on November 12th, time TBD with Peter Hayes for our annual Kristallnacht Lecture and Frederick Schweitzer lecture. Peter Hayes is a professor of History and German at Northwestern University. He specializes in the histories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and, in particular, in the conduct of the nation’s largest corporations during the Third Reich.

Please register for the event via zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Af329oR_QfS8obrUUbtSrA

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