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Portland State of Mind: PCPH Workshop with John Roth: "Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide."
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:00am to Friday, October 5, 2012 - 11:30am
Portland State of Mind: PCPH Workshop with John Roth: "Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide."

Portland State of Mind: Portland Center for Public Humanities Workshop - Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide

Friday, October 5, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Neuberger Hall, room 407 | 724 SW Harrison

Please join the Portland Center for Public Humanities for a Workshop with John Roth

Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide

John K. Roth is the Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights (now the Center for Human Rights Leadership) at Claremont McKenna College, where he taught from 1966 through 2006. In 2007-2008, he served as the Robert and Carolyn Frederick Distinguished Visiting Professor of Ethics at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. In addition to service on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and on the editorial board for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, he has published hundreds of articles and reviews and authored, co-authored, or edited more than forty books, including Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy; Ethics During and After the Holocaust: In the Shadow of Birkenau; The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies; and Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide. Roth has been Visiting Professor of Holocaust studies at the University of Haifa, Israel, and his Holocaust-related research appointments have included a 2001 Koerner Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in England as well as a 2004-05 appointment as the Ina Levine Invitational Scholar at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), Washington, D.C. Roth has served on the Church Relations Committee at USHMM, and presently he chairs the national board of the Federation of State Humanities Councils. In 1988, he was named U.S. National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Join Professor Roth for a discussion of his latest co-edited volume, Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide. If you would like a copy of the introduction to this volume, please click on and then click on "Look Inside." If you have trouble accessing this content, contact us at

You might also be interested in John Roth's lecture (The Politics of Testimony: Aftereffects of Genocide and Other Mass Atrocities) on Thursday, 10/4, 7pm.

This event is free and open to the public. It is part of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities. Co-sponsored by the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center.

If you have questions concerning access or accommodations for a disability please contact us at Early requests are encouraged; a week will generally allow us to provide seamless access. 

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