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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


The Ongoing Legacy and Impact of the Holocaust in US Foreign Policy

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Thu, Jan 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Duration   1h

Holocaust issues manifest themselves in foreign policy in many ways ranging from restitution and compensation for Holocaust survivors to international efforts to counter Holocaust distortion and denial. Special Envoy Ellen Germain will talk about diplomatic efforts in these areas and how knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust informs current U.S. foreign policy.

Ellen Germain assumed her duties as Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues on August 23, 2021. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Ms. Germain served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2018-2021. Her previous positions include director of the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (2015-2017), head of the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow, Poland (2012-2015), and postings as deputy political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad (2007-2008) and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York (2008-2012) where she was responsible for issues relating to the Middle East, East Asia, and nonproliferation.

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This event is organized by the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College. It is co-sponsored by the Holocaust Museum & Center For Tolerance and Education at Rockland Community College; the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey; the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at Saint Elizabeth University; the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; the Holocaust & Human Rights Center in White Plains; the Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding at Suffolk County Community College​; the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the US Military Academy West Point; and the Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College.

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