How You Teach about the Holocaust: This Time
Date: October 6 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
The Oregon Holocaust Research Center, the Portland Center for Public Humanities at PSU, and Lewis & Clark College are delighted to announce a special lecture by Dr John Roth.
John K. Roth is an American-based author, editor, and, for over 30 years, professor of philosophy of religion at Claremont McKenna College. In 1988 he was named CASE U.S. National Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Roth is best known for his contributions as a writer and editor on major Holocaust themes. His work began with the 1979 publication of Consuming Fire: Encounters with Elie Wiesel and the Holocaust. In later interviews, Roth acknowledged the depth of the influence of Elie Wiesel on his life as a writer and person. Later volumes include Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy (with Richard Rubenstein, 1987), Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications (ed. with Michael Berenbaum, 1989) and Memory Offended: The Auschwitz Convent Controversy (ed. with Carol Rittner), 1991.
As he continued work on Holocaust studies, he also became interested in global violence, founding the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights (now the Center for Human Rights Leadership) at Claremont McKenna College.
We are honored to welcome Dr. Roth to Portland for this very special lecture, and invite you to join us for what will be a rewarding evening.