For those of a certain generation, hearing the word “genocide” conjures up the most infamous example of all – The Holocaust during World War II. Unfortunately, time moves on and memories fade, and today’s generation may not share the recollections of previous generations.
The sad truth is The Holocaust is just one of many instances of genocide, including those taking place across the globe today (Syria and the Central African Republic.) As a way to bring a renewed focus on this issue, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences has created its Genocide Prevention Lecture Series.
The first lecture in the series is scheduled for Friday, February 7 that NSU’s Carl DeSantis Building, 3300 College Ave., Davie (on NSU’s main campus.) The lecture is scheduled for 6–7:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception immediately following. The lecture is free and open to the public. Anyone wanting to attend should RSVP to Erica Guterman at 954-262-3003 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lecture series is generously supported by Marta Batmasian, Ph.D., a member of the NSU Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship’s Board of Governors. Being of Armenian descent, the issue of genocide is of significant importance to Batmasian. During the Armenian Genocide, it is estimated that between 1–1.5 million people were killed in the early 1900s.