Upcoming Events

Distinguished Guest Speakers

History between Jews and Albanians in Kosovo
October 3, 2019 | 7pm – The Davidson Auditorium (JSOM)

This special event will have three speakers:

H.E. Mrs. Teuta Sahatqija, Ambassador of Kosovo
Will speak about Kosovo as a success story and the steps taken by the government for the rehabilitation of rape victims during the war. She will also speak about the country’s rapid development since the war.

Mrs. Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman
Will speak about her experience during the last war between Kosovo and Serbia. She became the first woman in Kosovo who had the courage to talk openly about her suffering and rape during the war, becoming the voice of 20,000 raped women and men in Kosovo.

Ms. Ines Demiri
Will speak about the history of Jews and Albanians and the importance of “Besa.”  Ines is a subject matter expert and is a member of the small Jewish community whose family survived the Holocaust.

Please click here for a parking map.


Searching for the Disappeared: Mexican Mothers Turning Grief into Action
October 7, 2019  | 7pm – GR 3.302 (Cecil H. Green Hall)
Lucia Diaz, activist and Matt Hone, PhD

There are tens of thousands of victims of violence throughout Mexico that have not been accounted for. El Colectivo Solecito is an organization of mothers that are searching for their missing children in the beleaguered state of Veracruz and they are fighting for justice, transparency and closure through the arduous labor of locating and identifying mass graves as well as by providing support for the loved ones left behind in the wake of this atrocity.

Presented in conjunction with the Center for US-Latin America Initiatives (CUSLAI), the University of Dallas, and the Dallas Peace and Justice Center.

Musical Performance

Duo Mantar
October 12, 2019  | 8pm –
The Jonsson Performance Hall

Jacob Reuven (mandolin) and Adam Levin (guitar) will present a program of Israeli, Jewish and Sephardic pieces as part of the UT Dallas Guitar Series.

Presented in conjunction with the School of Arts & Humanities.

Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series

October 20-21, 2019 | The Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center

This year’s lectures will be presented by Dr. Mark Roseman, the Pat M Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. More information can be found on the Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series webpage.


“Rescuing the Children: Remembering the Kindertransport”
Phyllis Lassner, Professor Emerita at Northwestern University
October 30, 2019 | 7pm – Davidson Auditorium (JSOM)

Dr. Lassner will discuss the Kindertransport children who were rescued by Britain between December 1938 and September 1939.

Special Event

Ackerman Center Leadership Dinner
November 17, 2019 | 5:30pm – Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center

Mark your calendars to join us in honoring the inaugural recipient of the Edward M. Ackerman Leadership Award, Executive Vice-President and long-time friend of the Ackerman Center Dr. Hobson Wildenthal. University of Texas System Chancellor James Milliken will be a special guest speaker.

For more information and to register for this event, please click here. Note – seating is limited, and we do expect this event to be sold out.

Annual Conference Anniversary

The 50th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches will be March 7-10, 2020. Please join us for this special event. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

The Ackerman Center is in the process of scheduling events for the upcoming semester. Please check back as we will be adding them as they are finalized. 

All events, with the exception of the Ackerman Center Leadership Dinner, are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are welcome and appreciated.
Questions? Please contact us at [email protected]