Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) provides outstanding programs designed to deepen the scholarship of and education about the destructive power of antisemitism, racism, and ethnic and religious violence. Our programs are designed to engage the broader public in informed conversations about injustice and mass violations of human rights and to promote pluralism, diversity, and deeper understanding of the other. Specifically, the CHGS is committed to serving the SSU community, and supporting the school’s diverse and underserved population by providing programs in the field of Holocaust education, genocide, and human rights. CHGS believes that citizens in a vibrant democracy need to develop empathy and cultural competencies and engage in meaningful dialogues across cultural divides.