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Raphael Lemkin Lecture Spring 2018

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Violence, Espionage, & Anti-Semitism: British & Soviet Spy Ops Against Boston’s Christian Front Organization, 1940-1945

Fr. Charles R. Gallagher, S.J., of the history department at Boston College spoke about his explorations of a heretofore unknown set of intelligence relationships involving Nazi, British, and Soviet spy networks in Boston during World War II.

Along with the lecture, each year, PLU offers students a chance to participate in a Lemkin Essay Contest. Students are asked to write a 7-10 page essay on the topic “Genocide: What does it mean to you?” A panel of faculty members judge the essays. The first place essay winner will be awarded $750. Second place award is $250.

Congratulations to 2018’s Raphael Lemkin Essay Contest winners!

First place: Teresa Hackler for her essay “It is Nice in a Developed Country Like America: Reflections on the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and the Global Implications of Divisive Language.

Second place: Katherine Wiley for her essay “People are Bad,” but…Exploring the Lessons of Genocide.

Raphael Lemkin Lecture - Spring 2018

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Raphael Lemkin Lecture - Spring 2017

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