Conference highlights include:

Keynote Speaker Carol Rittner, RSM, Ed.D., Distinguished Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, on “Rape, Religion and Genocide: An Unholy Silence,” November 5, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., Cecilian Hall

Featured Speaker Thaddeus C. Radzilowski, Ph.D., president, Piast Institute, MI, on “Ideology, Persecution and Genocide: The Gentile Victims,” November 6, 11:00 a.m. to Noon, Lynch 101

Special Film Screening of “Diamonds in the Snow” with a presentation by documentary filmmaker and child survivor Mira Reym Binford, Ph.D., November 6, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Lynch 101

Featured Speaker Daniel C. Napolitano, USHMM Education Division Director, on “Reinventing the Moment of Engagement: Holocaust Education and Models for Movement towards Activism,” November 6, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Lynch 101

Art Talks with Photographer Ben Golden and Muralist and Photoartist Yardena Donig Youner, November 6, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lynch 101

Featured Speaker Rev. John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D., professor of social ethics and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program in the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Center, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL, on “The Holocaust: Its Continuing Moral Challenges,” November 7, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Lynch 101

Featured Speaker Shulamit Imber, M.A., pedagogical director, The International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel, on “How Do We Teach about the Shoah?” November 7, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Lynch 101

The conference schedule includes another 38 presentations on topics ranging from “How Can Anne Frank Still Teach about the Holocaust?” to “Nazi Imagery in Contemporary Anti-Israel Propaganda.” Representing Seton Hill University are Terry Brino-Dean and Maureen Vissat on “Holocaust Education: Infusion in the Arts and Liberal Arts—Working Models”; James Paharik on “The Universal and the Particular: A Social Science Perspective on the Holocaust”; and Dennis Jerz and student Stephan Puff on a panel with teacher Helen C. Troy on “Simulations as a Tool for Teaching the Holocaust.”

During the conference, the Center will host meetings of the Council of Centers for Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR), the Pennsylvania Holocaust Education Council (PHEC) and the NCCHE Advisory Board.

Because we want the campus community to benefit from the conference, we invite faculty and staff to register for the conference. Also, we invite students to take part as volunteers assisting with registration, hospitality and other responsibilities. Furthermore, we will accommodate as many members of the campus community as space permits for the keynote address, featured speakers and special events.

Brochures are available in 313 Admin. for faculty and staff who wish to register for the conference. Sign-ups for classes to attend featured events are on a first come, first served basis by phoning extension 1855.

Conference information is also available at If you have any immediate questions, please contact Wilda Kaylor at extensions 4344 or