POWERED BY KNOWLEDGE AND COMPASSION
Our mission is to advance knowledge about the Holocaust and genocide, including ethnic and religious conflict as well as attendant human rights abuses. Students engaged in studying the Holocaust, genocide, and crimes against humanity will be provided with the critical tools to analyze, understand, and differentiate their underlying complexities and to work towards their prevention.
Current Areas of Support:
Holocaust and Genocide Studies Curriculum Development: The Wolpow Institute supports and enhances curriculum development across disciplines and colleges, including an undergraduate minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and international study abroad opportunities.
Speaker Series: Our goal is to provide exceptional scholarly and educational programming through public lectures and performances, exhibits, film festivals, and professional development opportunities.
Regional Institute: In partnership with The Holocaust Educational Foundation at Northwestern University, the Wolpow Institute will host the 2019 inaugural regional symposium “Teaching the Holocaust in the Global Age”. Regional Holocaust symposia focus on new topics in the field, cutting-edge research, and pedagogical practices.
Faculty Research and Support: The Wolpow Institute aims to provide funding opportunities for WWU faculty to support teaching, research, and other scholarly activities related to Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Student Scholarships: We continue to seek opportunities to financially support students in their various fields of studies. With generous donations from Bernhard Kohlmeier and Lisa Ann Mikulencak, the institute has awarded two student scholarships since its creation in 2016.