Joining the campus to reflect on the theme of reconciliation as part of this year’s Symposium on Genocide and Human Rights is theologian and author Björn Krondorfer. A professor of religious studies at Northern Arizona University, Krondorfer will offer a workshop and a public lecture.
Due to Hurricane Sandy, the public lecture is rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. in the Geneva Room.
Krondorfer will lead a workshop on conflict resolution at 3 p.m. in the Fisher Center, located on the second floor of Demarest Hall. Throughout his career, Krondorfer has organized and facilitated intercultural dialogue groups and encounter programs, in many instances working with the children of perpetrators and the children of victims to reconcile. With a limited number of seats, the workshop will explore means of understanding and aid students in creating productive conversations.
Krondorfer, whose areas of academic interest include cultural, Holocaust and gender studies, will also give a public lecture on “Dialogue and Reconciliation in a Post-Holocaust World.” He will address his work with the International Summer Program on the Holocaust, aiding interreligious groups in constructive dialogue and leading religious seminars.
Krondorfer studied theology at several German institutions, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in religious studies from Temple University. He has also served as a professor of religious studies and department chair for philosophy and religious studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
In addition to writing numerous books, including “Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and Religious Imagination,” “Men and Masculinities in Christianity and Judaism: A Critical Reader,” and “Men’s Bodies, Men’s Gods,” Krondorfer also serves on the editorial boards of the online Journal of Men, Masculinities, and Spiritualities and Theologie und Geschichte.