Teaching the Past, Changing the Future

The Ackerman Center is a distinguished academic center that provides a multi-disciplinary view of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights studies. The center currently has five endowed professor positions, one full-time research assistant professor, and two visiting assistant professors. We provide an educational, engaging, and transformative experience for our diverse students, who carry our mission with them as educators, professionals, and leaders in America and around the world. Our thriving academic program is complemented by a substantial outreach program. By advancing a continuous engagement with the past, the Ackerman Center plays a vital part of promoting solutions to the challenges of global justice and peace in our world.

30 years of excellence

Founded by Holocaust scholar and survivor Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth in 1986 with the mission of Teaching the Past, Changing the Future, the Holocaust Studies Program at UT Dallas has earned an international reputation for excellence. The Ackerman Center has grown into a distinguished and publicly-engaged academic center that provides an in-depth view of the Holocaust within a dedicated facility.

The Arnold A. Jaffe Holocaust<br /> Library Collection

Arnold A. Jaffe Holocaust
Library Collection

The Annual Scholars’ Conference

Einspruch Lecture Series

Burton C. Einspruch
Holocaust Lecture Series

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COVID-19 Updates
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2019-2020 Annual Newsletter
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Ackerman Chronicle
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Annual Scholars’ Conference
UT Dallas has been the permanent home of this conference since 2017. Click here to learn more.


Ackerman Center Podcast 
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