Capstone Presentations – Dec 2nd – Dec 11th.

Over the next two weeks, the following eight undergraduates will present their original research projects for the fall capstone seminar. Each presentation will take place over convo hour on the fourth floor in JRC. Come support your students, colleagues, and friends.

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth Century Europe

 “We are in fact convinced that no human experience is without meaning or unworthy of analysis, and that fundamental values, even if they are not positive, can be deduced from this particular world which we are describing.”

~Primo Levi. Survival in Auschwitz

December 2, 2014

  • William “Willie” R. Hustead. Through the Looking Glass: The Evolution of the Modern Concept of Genocide
  • Laura G. Myers. Unmasking Nazi Cinema: Projecting Anti-Semitism and Jewish Conspiracies in 1940 German Film

 December 9, 2014

  • Andrew J. Ring. The Face of the Enemy: The Representation of Stalin’s Enemies in Soviet Cinematic Propaganda
  • Randall “Randy” J. McNally. Katyn: an Enduring Legacy
  • Samantha “Sam” M. Donahue. Stalin’s Nationality Policy and Soviet Ethnic Cleansing: Simultaneous Annihilation and Creation of Ethnic Nationalism in non-Russian Territories Annexed by the USSR. Case Study: Lithuania 1939-1953

December 11, 2014

  • Meghan “Meg” E. Walter. Anti-Semitism in the United States: Did America Abandon the Jews During World War II?
  • Sean D. Lanterman. Humanity in Hiding: the Rescue of Jews in Nazi-occupied Netherlands
  • Brooks L. Flugaur-Leavitt. Stopping the Bleeding: Yugoslavia’s Lessons for UN Peacekeeping
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