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Raphael Lemkin Lecture April 3, 2018

Graphic design image for the Annual Lemkin Lecture

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

7 p.m. | Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | Anderson University Center – Scandinavian Cultural Center
Free and Open to the Public

Fr. Charles R. Gallagher, S.J., of the history department at Boston College will speak 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. All essay contributors are invited to attend the Lemkin Lecture on April 3, 2018, where the awards will be announced.

Congratulations to this year’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.

Father Charles R. Gallagher, S.J.