We are seeking support for the following initiatives.
*Undergraduate Student Support*
Students Spring 2022
The Wolpow Institute aims to support students in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Human Rights minors through permanent scholarships that defray the cost of their education at WWU or abroad. We also seek funding to promote student research and to create internship opportunities.
*Noémi Ban Speaker Series*
Cheryl Crooks, Sandra Alfers, Noémi Ban, Jim Lortz, Marla Bronstein (2017)
In honor of the life and legacy of local Holocaust survivor and educator Noémi Ban (1922-2019), we are raising permanent funds to provide exceptional scholarly and educational programming through public lectures and performances. If you or your family would like to endow the speaker series in memory of Noémi Ban, please contact Dr. Sandra Alfers (Director, Wolpow Institute).
*University and Community Partnerships*
In collaboration with UMN October 21, 2021
Building and strengthening partnerships with regional and national organizations to offer quality public programming and professional development opportunities - for our campus community and beyond. - is another institute priority. Most recently, we have partnered with the University of Minnesota, the Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, and WWU's Fairhaven College, World Issues Forum.
Rachel Anderson Paul, Genocide and Global Politics, Spring 2022
The Wolpow Institute aims to provide funding opportunities for WWU faculty teaching in the Holocaust & Genocide Studies minor to support their teaching and scholarly activities for the benefit of their students.
To learn more about how you can become a part of our community and support the goals of the institute, please contact our director, Dr. Sandra Alfers, associate/interim director, Dr. Babafemi Akinrinade, or visit the RWI website. We appreciate your generosity!