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Björn Krondorfer "Unsettling Empathy: Working with Groups in Conflict"

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Thu, Mar 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

Join Manhattan College's Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center for a book discussion of Björn Krondorfer's Unsettling Empathy: Working with Groups in Conflict with Mehnaz Afridi, PhD.

Björn Krondorfer, PhD, is director of the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University and endowed professor of religious studies in the department of Comparative Cultural Studies.  His field of expertise is religion, gender and culture, and (post-) Holocaust and reconciliation studies.

In 2007-08, he was guest professor at the Institute of Theology and the History of Religion at the Freie University Berlin, Germany. He has organized several international academic symposia and  has mentored the creation of several exhibits, Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Bedzin Ghetto; Resilience: Women in Flagsta ’s Past and Present; and on the Berlin Wall. He has  curated the art exhibitions Wounded Landscapes (2014) and Echoes of Loss: Artistic Responses to Trauma (2018). He has been awarded a one-month residential fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute on the theme of truth and reconciliation (2019).

Publications include Unsettling Empathy: Working with Groups in Conflict (Rowman & Little eld, 2020); The Holocaust and Masculinities: Critical Inquiries into the Presence and Absence of Men (SUNY 2020); Reconciliation in Global Context: Why it is Needed and How it Works (SUNY, 2018); Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination (Stanford University Press, 2010), and many more.

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