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“The Future of Holocaust Memorialization” Conference


Central European University, Tom Lantos Institute, and the University of Victoria organized the conference “The Future of Holocaust Memorialization: Confronting Racism, Antisemitism, and Homophobia through Memory Work” on 10-11 June.

The conference considered the potential of Holocaust memorialization and memory work to serve as a catalyst for addressing discrimination today through exploring different innovative teaching practices in higher education and civic initiatives.

The conference program included numerous speakers, with opening remarks delivered by John Shattuck, Rector of Central European University, Anna-Mária Bíró of the Tom Lantos Institute, Andre Goodfriend of the US Embassy, Ambassador of Norway Tove Skarstein, Ambassador of Sweden Karin Olofsdotter, Vered Glickman, Director of the Israeli Cultural Institute in Budapest, and Jan Niklas Engels, Director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Budapest.  

The discussion panels examined topics such as “Institutional Perspectives and Challenges,” “Holocaust Discourses Now,” “Transnational Teaching Beyond Classroom-Case Studies and Good Practices,” “Local Initiatives,” and “Filming the Past for the Present.”