The 2022-2023 IHGMS Five College Working Group explores the topic of “Emergency! Ecological Breakdown and Climate Refugees”. The seminar directors are Malcolm Sen, Associate Professor in the Department of English at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Olivia Aguilar, Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College.
In the academic year 2020-2021, The Research Institutes of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, directed by Amos Goldberg, and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst, directed by Alon Confino, launched a new, transnational program called “Encounters”: a series of meetings on new books in the research fields of the Holocaust, genocide, and mass violence. “Encounters” offers a unique opportunity for a broad audience, scholars and laypeople, interested in these topics across national borders, to be acquainted to the most recent works on these topics. This series continues in the academic year 2021-2022 with "Encounters: Aftermaths".