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In Nuremberg, 70 Years after Trials

Between Nov. 20, 1945 and Oct. 1, 1946, the Allied forces held military tribunals in the German city of Nuremberg to prosecute Nazi officials for war crimes committed during World War II. This fall, Associate Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter '86, P'15 and the four student leaders of the HWS Genocide and Human Rights Symposium will travel to Nuremberg to commemorate the 70th anniversa...  More >>

Peace and Social Justice in Indonesia

The members of the HWS One-on-One Friendship Club are currently preparing an event, "Youth Dialogue: Indonesia and the United States," to feature the service trip to Indonesia of Associate Professor of Religious Studies Etin Anwar and Colleen Moore '16. Their work with the Global Aliya Indonesia Foundation (GAIF) will be presented on Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. The location is forthcoming. Founded by An...  More >>

"Culture of Respect" Film Series

This fall, a film series titled "The Culture of Respect" will shine a spotlight on issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and ability. Open to the HWS community, each screening will feature an HWS faculty or staff presenter who will contextualize the film, highlight topical themes and discuss historical and contemporary resonances with the audience. "For a culture of respect to be truly inclusi...  More >>

Dobkowski Published on Wiesel L.H.D.'82

Michael Dobkowski, professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was published in the Democrat & Chronicle as a guest columnist on July 9. The piece titled "The profound legacy of Elie Wiesel" reflects on his friend and mentor Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor who passed away on July 2. Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate and author of 60 books and thousands of essays, was known a...  More >>

Bearing Witness to Hope

Led by Holocaust survivors and scholars, a group of 20 HWS students spent nine days in May traveling through Germany and Poland on "The March: Bearing Witness to Hope," a leadership program and remembrance journey. The trip was established through a collaborative effort between Professor of Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski and faculty from Nazareth College to provide participants - HWS and Naz...  More >>

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