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Ostrower to lecture on anti-Semitism in Tolerance Now symposium

Professor Gary Ostrower
Professor Gary Ostrower

Alfred University Professor of History Gary Ostrower will deliver a lecture, "Anti-Semitism through the Holocaust," as part of Alfred State College’s upcoming symposium, Tolerance Now: Fighting Prejudice and Hatred/Lesson of the Holocaust.


ALFRED, NY – Alfred University Professor of History Gary Ostrower will deliver a lecture, "Anti-Semitism through the Holocaust," as part of Alfred State College’s upcoming symposium, Tolerance Now: Fighting Prejudice and Hatred/Lesson of the Holocaust.

The symposium begins March 17 and continues March 18 and 19. Ostrower will speak at 6 p.m. March 17 in Room 215 of the Engineering Technology Building.

On March 18, Alfred State College Professor Gerald Ianovici discusses lessons of the Holocaust and its aftermath through video and dialogue. On March 19, in Central Dining Hall’s Allegany Room there will be a panel discussion of how statements of prejudice and malice occur both in the United States and around the world and how they impact their communities and countries.

Refreshments will be provided.

Tolerence Now is a symposium on the power and effects of prejudice and discrimination in the world. The symposium is organized by Dr. Aniko Constantine, Distinguished Professor of English and Humanities at Alfred State College.

Ostrower has taught at Alfred University since 1969, and currently is the Joseph K. Kruson Distinguished Professor. He is a former Fulbright Lecturer and serves as the ombuds officer at both Alfred University and at St. Bonaventure University, in Olean, NY. In 2012, Ostrower lectured nationally on C-Span about World War II. 

He is the author of three books: Collective Insecurity: The United States and the League of Nations during the Early Thirties; The League of Nations: From 1919 to 1929; and The United Nations and the United States, 1940-1998. He is currently conducting research about a Nazi propagandist who renounced his American citizenship in 1940.