An intensive one-week residential institute that brings educators together from around the United States and Europe. Attendees who complete the Institute become Cohen Center Fellows (link to requirements and benefits below highlighted) and join a corps of educators who serve as leaders in Holocaust and genocide education in their schools, communities, and professional organizations and assist the Center in applying its mission. MORE
Upcoming Institute: 12-18 July 2015
Registration fee includes: room and board Pondside III; all texts and materials; all lectures and presentations.
To empower participants with practical pedagogical and methodological competencies necessary to effectively and responsibly teach and engage students in continual Holocaust and genocide studies.
To empower participants to become Cohen Center Fellows promoting conversation in schools and communities that promotes the mission of the Cohen Center.
To familiarize the participants with the processes by which genocide unfolds while identifying factors that move ordinary people to become evil.
To explore ways that education can prevent genocide and crimes of mass atrocity.
2015 Guest Speakers Joining KSC Faculty:
Ambassador Sichan Siv, Cambodian survivor
Roger Brooks, President and CEO of Facing History and Ourselves
Stephan Lewy, survivor and U.S. Army "Ritchie Boy"
Kathy Preston, hidden child
Vahidin Omanovic, Bosnian survivor and co-founder of the Center for Peacebuilding
Martin Rumscheidt, theologian and son of I.G. Farben executive
Jacqueline Hanlon, educator and professional consultant/presenter from Somersworth, NH
Emily Robinson, KSC Holocaust and Genocide Studies major
Cohen Center Fellows
Fellows are leaders who promote the mission of the Cohen Center. Fellows:
- Serve as a regional contacts
- Present a workshop at a professional conference
- Write an article for a newspaper or professional journal
- Conduct a book discussion in your community or a present a lecture
- Develop a lesson plans for distribution
- Coordinate community events
CCHGS Fellows' Benefits
- Special invitations to events and programs
- Membership in the Cohen Center Professional Community of Practice
- Eligible for the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous annual residential summer institute in NYC
The report from the 2006 Summer Institute that brings educators together from around the United States and Europe. More about Cohen Center 2006 Summer Institute Report
The report from the 2004 Summer Institute that brings educators together from around the United States and Europe. More about Cohen Center 2004 Summer Institute Report
The report from the 2002 Summer Institute that brings educators together from around the United States and Europe. More about Cohen Center 2002 Summer Institute Report
Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-3201