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 The Masters Degree Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean University is uniquely poised to educate leaders in education and other professional.

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1  The Masters Degree Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean University is uniquely poised to educate leaders in education and other professional fields for the 21 st century.  Its main concern is to understand our world’s peoples and countries who endured extreme assault and now seek recognition as an international player. Kean University’s Masters Degree Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies offers the chance to grasp and influence this historical dynamic.

2  The MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a significant response to teaching mandates and the demand for informed global policymakers and scholars knowledgeable about genocide in comparative perspective. To meet these demands it – Offers 19 interdisciplinary courses taught by dedicated faculty in mentoring roles Offers, pending final agreement, a unique global dual masters degree track with the United Kingdom’s University of Leicester School of Law’s human rights program (MA/LLM) Develops skills for independent research and pedagogical innovation Prepares graduates for teaching, scholarship, and careers as global and social entrepreneurs, nonprofit policymakers, public affairs writers and journalists, human rights advocates, and as leaders in religion, government, and global corporations.

3 The program benefits considerably from Kean University’s commitment to an education for the 21 st century.  The Human Rights Institute and its noteworthy conferences, speaker series, and exhibits  The Holocaust Resource Center, a teacher-training institute and repository of video survivors’ testimonies recorded in affiliation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem  The Faculty Seminar in Comparative Cultures, which, in 2011-12, is examining the topic “Just War: Theories and Case Studies”  Undergraduate concentrations in Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, Jewish Studies, and Women’s Studies  Collaboration with human rights organizations, NGOs, world-class museums, and the United Nations in nearby New York City. Photojournalist Ryan Spencer Reed reflects on Darfur

4  The Masters Degree Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies regards the Holocaust as the paradigmatic genocide – the event that produced the grammar of genocide studies. The program therefore requires several courses dedicated to understanding the Holocaust era. Its other courses cast a wider net, making it possible to study genocide in comparative perspective.   Core Courses—18 credits  MAHG 5000 History of the Holocaust: Part 1  MAHG 5001 History of the Holocaust: Part 2  MAHG 5002 History of the Jewish People  MAHG 5003 History of Anti-Semitism  MAHG 5004 The Holocaust in Literature and Film  MAHG 5005 Philosophical, Theological, and Legal Aspects of the Holocaust and Genocide   Required Courses in Genocide—6 Credits (choose 2 courses)  MAHG 5011 Genocide on the African Continent: Colonial  MAHG 5012 Native-American Genocide  MAHG 5014 The Armenian Genocide  MAHG 5015 Genocide in Asian History  MAHG 5016 The Ukrainian Famine as a question of Genocide, 1932-1933  MAHG 5017 African-American Genocide and Slavery   Electives—6 Credits (choose 2 courses)  MAHG 5018 Comparative Genocide  MAHG 5020 The Churches and the Holocaust  MAHG 5022 The Social Psychology of Prejudice  EMSE 5342 Teaching the Holocaust *  EMSE 5343 Teaching Prejudice Reduction *   Thesis —6 Credits  ID 5800 Tutorial (Literature Review)  ID 5801 Thesis Writing   All courses are 3 credits - Total 36 Credits  *Credited toward the degree

5 Graduate Student Research Graduate students participate in international conferences, including two recent panels at Millersville University conferences – Versions of Memory: Manipulated, Suppressed, and Corrected Marguerite Romano, Propaganda as an Instrument for Manipulating Memory of the German destiny or World War I Jamie Boszko, W.G. Sebald on what Germans Could Not or Would Not Remember Rebecca Scott, Correcting Memories by Exploring the Phenomenon of Intimate Killing State Propaganda and the Seeds of Genocide Evan Alberhasky, An Appeal to the Emotions: The Use of Propaganda as a Tool to the Masses Jeremy Chaudruc, The Politics of Fear Walter McGee, Dictatorship and Democracy: Considering Propaganda in Context

6  Frank Argote-Freyre, Ph.D. Professor of History; Latin America/  Kenneth Dollarhide, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy; indigenous peoples, Native Americans /  Frank Esposito Ph.D. Professor of History; Native Americans /  Emily Filardo, Professor of Psychology; social psychology of prejudice /  Sue Gronewold, PhD. Professor of History; world history, Asia /  Ruth Griffith, PhD. Professor of English; Ukraine and East Europe /  Gilbert Kahn, PhD. Professor of Political Science; Middle East, Antisemitism /  Henry Kaplowitz, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology; human rights /  Dennis Klein, Ph.D. Professor of History; Jewish studies, Holocaust /  Gary Kulhanjian, EdS. History; Middle East, Turkey-Armenia /  Sidney Langer, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology; extreme situations /  Joseph Preil, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Instruction, Curriculum & Administration; teaching the Holocaust and prejudice reduction /  Stacy Schiller, MA. Acting Director, Holocaust Resource Center; teacher education /  Davida Schuman, Ph.D. Professor of Special Education; education strategies/  Carole Shaffer-Koros, Ph.D. Professor of English; the Holocaust in literature and film /  Robert Sitelman, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy; theology and law /  Jay Spaulding, Ph.D. Professor of History; Subsaharan Africa /  Melody Toby, PhD. Professor of Sociology; Western religions, the churches and the Holocaust 

7  As the 21 st century defines a heterogeneous and globally connected environment; as the United States seeks ways to negotiate a multi-polar world; and as peoples and countries – enduring colonization, human rights violations, and genocide – emerge as international players, our recent graduates are poised to interpret and teach about these developments and to influence decision-makers.  Evan Alberhasky Thesis: “ The Plight of German Jewry: A Relationship Between Emancipation and antisemitism.” Adviser: Gilbert Kahn. Employment: Human Resources, Jewish Theological Seminary  Jamie Boszko Thesis: “The Holodomor as Genocide Through the Analysis of Other World Famines.” Adviser: Ruth Griffith. Employment: Adjunct Professor teaching The Holocaust, Genocide, and Modern Humanity at Kean University  Danielle Dorta Thesis: “The Longest Struggle: The Continued Destruction of the Native Americans in the 19 th and 20 th Centuries.” Adviser: Frank Esposito. Employment: Middle School Teacher  Kate MacIntyre-Blaha Thesis: “A Comprehensive Lesson Plan for the Special Needs Classroom.” Adviser: Sue Gronewold. Employment: High School Special Needs Teacher.  Walter Mc Gee Thesis: “Into the Hands of the Rising Sun: War and Genocide Between China and Japan, 1931-1945.” Adviser: Sue Gronewold. Employment: Adjunct Professor at Kean University and Assistant to the MAHGS director.  Joanna Sliwa Thesis: “Jewish Children in the Krakow Ghetto.”Adviser: Bernard Weinstein. Employment: Fulbright Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate, Clark University

8 The Masters Degree Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies sponsors or cosponsors conferences, symposia, and visiting scholars to engage its students and faculty, as well as the general public, in crucial discussions about the origins, interpretations, and memory of genocide. Recent programs included –  Israeli Director Yael Hersonski, director, A Film Unfinished, joined by scholar Michael Berenbaum for an analysis of Nazi film propaganda.  “The Question of Post-Genocide Justice: The Cambodian Tribunals,” a symposium featuring witness Loung Ung and representatives from the United Nations and the Open Society Justice Initiative.

9  Deadlines: June 1 for the fall semester / December 1 for the spring semester  Complete applications comprise –  The Nathan Weiss Graduate College application (, including personal statement and CV or professional resume  Two letters of recommendation  Official transcripts from each college and university attended indicating in lieu of experience a baccalaureate degree with a 3.0 overall GPA  MAT examination (recommended) or GRE (have scores sent to Kean University, Code 2517)  $75 non-refundable application fee  Scholarships  Degree applicants can apply for program and university scholarships - Dedicated program scholarships include –  The Hannah Senesh Award  The Senator Raymond J. Lesniak Scholarship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies  Graduate Assistantship  Dedicated Fulbright Fellowships for degree candidates electing the dual masters degree option (MA/LLM) at the UK’s University of Leicester School of Law  Matriculated degree candidates are also eligible for 11 university Foundation scholarships.  Questions? Contact Dr. Dennis Klein at  International applicants: note – Applicants who are not native English speakers must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit scores along with other application documents. Details and the examination are at

10 We welcome your visit anytime. Contact us for an appointment, for opportunities to visit classes, and for ascertaining dates of Graduate College Open Houses. Kean University is a beautiful campus in suburban central New Jersey, making your visit pleasant and memorable as well as informative.  Contact Dennis Klein /  Program Associates  Walter McGee, Assistant to the Director /  Rebecca Scott, Assistant to the Director /  Allison Denton, Social Media /  Mary Woubneh, Budget Manager /  Hank Kaplowitz, Professor of Psychology, Special Assistant to the President for the Human Rights Institute /  Stacy Schiller, Acting Director, Holocaust Resource Center and the Diversity Council /  James Conyers, Professor of Sociology and Director, Africana Studies  Emily Filardo, Professor of Psychology and Director, Women’s Studies  Dennis Klein, Professor of History and Director, Jewish Studies Program  Nazih Richani, Professor of Political Science and Director, Latin American Studies

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