Upcoming Events

All events will be held virtually until further notice. Please visit the University’s COVID Webpage for the latest updates from UT Dallas.

Spring Lecture Series

Please join us for our annual Spring Lecture Series: Jewish and National Memory of Dictatorships in Latin America. (Click on the dates to register for the individual lectures)

Wednesday, March 31 | 4pm CST
Dr. Amy Kerner, Fellow of the Jacqueline and Michael Wald Professorship in Holocaust Studies
“Language and Trauma: Yiddish in Post-Dictatorship Argentina”
The recording of this talk can be viewed by clicking here.

Wednesday, April 14 | 4pm CST
Dr. Pedro Gonzalez Corona, Visiting Assistant Professor
“Memories of Social Engineering: State-Sponsored Violence in Mexico and Argentina”

Wednesday, April 28 | 4pm CST
Dr. Sarah Valente, Visiting Assistant Professor
“The Holocaust & Dictatorship in Brazilian Literature”

Author Talk

Friday, April 30th |  11am CST
“Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil”
Dr. Susan Neiman, Director of the Einstein Forum

Join Dr. Nils Roemer as he discusses the new book, Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil, with its author, Dr. Susan Neiman.

Presented free of charge in conjunction with the School of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas. Pre-registration is requested by clicking here.

Faculty Outreach Event

Sunday, April 25th |  1pm CST
“The Essence of Antisemitism”
Dr. David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies

In this presentation, Dr. Patterson will examine the recurring tropes and themes found in antisemitism throughout history. He identifies three basic keys to understanding the essence of the millennial hatred of the Jews: (1) the appropriation of the Holy Word or the Word of Truth, (2) the motif of Blood, from spilling blood to consuming blood to purifying blood, and (3) the project of Redemption, whether it is the entry into a heavenly paradise or the totalitarian establishment of a paradise on earth.

This is event is part of the First Annual Nishmat Am Speakers’ Series and is being co-sponsored by the Ackerman Center. More details, including a link to join this live event virtually, will be forthcoming.

Please click on the above dates to register for each lecture individually.


The Ackerman Center is in the process of scheduling additional events for this semester. Please check back as we will be adding them 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]