Professor of Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski will offer a talk on “The Holocaust and the American Imagination: The Importance of Memory” on Monday, April 11, as a part of the Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural lecture series.
A member of the faculty since 1976, Dobkowski is an expert on genocide, terrorism and the Holocaust. He holds a bachelor’s, a master’s and his doctoral degrees from New York University. A prolific writer, he has written “The Tarnished Dream: The Basis of American Anti-Semitism,” “The Politics of Indifference: Documentary History of Holocaust Victims in America,” “Jewish American Voluntary Organizations” and, in 2006, he co-authored “Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear States & Terrorism.” He has co-written other volumes on the Holocaust and genocide, and also co-wrote “The Nuclear Predicament: Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century.” His book “On the Edge of Scarcity” (co-written with Isador Wallimann) was released in 2001.
He has participated five times in the Goldner Holocaust Symposium at Wroxton College in England, most recently in 2010; and was a Fellow at the Institute for the Teaching of the Post-Biblical Foundations of Western Civilization at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He received the New York University Ferdinand Czernin Prize in History and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
The lecture will take place at 3 p.m. at Mohawk Valley Community College, which is located in Utica, N.Y. Following the lecture, Dobkowski will speak at MVCC’s Rome campus at 6 p.m.