Upcoming Events


Researching for the Future
October 20th – 4pm | Erik Jonsson Academic Center, JO 4.102

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

Dr. Hayes specializes in the histories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and, in particular, in the conduct of the nation’s largest corporations during the Third Reich. He taught at Northwestern for thirty-six years from 1980 to 2016, in the process winning the Weinberg College Distinguished Teaching Award, the Northwestern Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence, the University’s highest honor for teaching. The recipient of numerous research fellowships and a former member of the academic boards of several professional societies and Holocaust memorial sites, Dr. Hayes currently serves as the chair of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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.

NOTE: The Sunday and Monday lectures are being held in different locations.
Please click here to see a map that shows were to park each day.

Confronting Our Past

Sunday, 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]