WWII Initiative Events

YEAR ONE EVENTS (2012-13):
Fall 2012

Keynote Address and Reception ● 26 September 2012
THOMAS M. HATFIELD | Dean Emeritus and Director, Military History Institute, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
“Leadership in War and Peace: Texas A&M in the Life of Earl Rudder”

Buttrill Ethics Lecture ● 3 October 2012
MICHAEL BESS | Chancellor’s Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
“Scientists and their Moral Responsibility for their Inventions: The Cases of Leo Szilard and Bill Joy”

Visiting Scholar Lecture ● 31 October 2012 (In residency for one week 26 October – 1 November 2012)
PASCAL BRUCKNER | Essayist and Novelist
“Memorial Patriotism, Paradoxical Patriotism”

Featured Guest Lecture ● 8 November 2012
HENRY ROUSSO | Institut d’histoire du temps présent (IHTP, Paris) and Visiting Professor at Yale University
“Eichmann in Jerusalem: No Ordinary Defendant” 

Spring 2013
Visiting Scholar Lecture ● Wednesday, 20 February 2013
NICOLAS WERTH | Research Director, Institute of Contemporary History
“Soviet Society at War”

Film Festival: Two Recent Films on the Holocaust ● Wednesday, 20 March 2013
SAVIORS IN THE NIGHT (UNTER BAUERN), 2:30-5:30 p.m.
LA RAFLE (THE ROUNDUP), 7-10 p.m.

Featured Guest Lecture ● Thursday, 21 March 2013
DEBARATI SANYAL | Associate Professor, Department of French, University of California, Berkeley
“Holocaust Memory and the War on Terror: The Case of Boualem Sansal”

Featured Guest Lecture ● Wednesday, 17 April 2013
REBECCA WITTMANN | Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto
“Nazism, Terrorism, and Criminal Justice in Postwar Germany”