Upcoming Events


“Understanding and Misunderstanding: Poland’s Holocaust Laws”
Dr. Jadwiga Biskupska, Sam Houston State University
September 30th – 2pm | Davidson Auditorium (Jindal School of Management Building)

Researching for the Future

October 14th  2pm | Davidson Auditorium (Jindal School of Management Building)

Collaborative presentation discussing new technologies, methodologies, and scholarship in Holocaust Studies.

Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series

Dr. Peter Hayes
Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies, Emeritus
Northwestern University

Sunday, October 28th – 4pm | Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
“Why? Explaining the Holocaust” Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
Prof. Hayes will discuss the findings of his newest book via an exploration of two fundamental questions raised by the Holocaust: Why were Jews killed?  Why didn’t anyone stop the murder?

Monday, October 29th – 9am | Davidson Auditorium (Jindal School of Management Building)
“German Corporate Complicity in the Holocaust”
Prof. Hayes will outline the surprisingly contemporary motivations that induced most large German firms to cooperate with the Nazi government of Germany, detail the ways in which these enterprises became deeply complicit in many of that regime’s worst crimes, and explain how the nation’s largest businesses managed to evade responsibility for their deeds until the 1990s.

Please click here for more information about the history of this important lecture series.

Confronting Our Past

November 11th –  2pm | Jonsson Performance Hall

This interdisciplinary and multi-media performance and accompanying exhibit addressing the darker parts of Dallas-Ft. Worth’s history involving students and faculty from across the School of Arts and Humanities.

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

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