Upcoming Events

All events will be held virtually until further notice. Please visit the University’s COVID Webpage for the latest updates from UT Dallas.

Film Screening and Panel Discussion
The Silence of Others

This documentary reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows the survivors as they organize the groundbreaking ‘Argentine Lawsuit’ and fight state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, and explores a country still divided four decades into a democracy. Seven years in the making, The Silence of Others is the second documentary feature by Emmy-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar. The trailer can be viewed here.

October 12-26, 2020
This film will be available for screening free of charge – Click here to view the film.
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October 29th, 2020 | 5:30pm Central
Join Ackerman Center professors Amy KernerPedro Gonzalez Corona, and Sarah Valente for a brief commentary and opportunity to share your thoughts and perspectives and to discuss the meaning and implications of the film. Click here to register for this panel discussion.

Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture

This year’s special lecture will be presented in two parts. There is a pre-recorded interview with Mr. Ben Ferencz, the chief prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen Trial in Nuremberg, which is available by clicking here.

Sunday, October 25, 2020 | 2pm Central
“Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials

Click here to register for this live panel event, which will include:

Michael Bazyler
Professor of Law and The 1939 Society Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Chapman University

Michael S. Bryant
Professor of History and Legal Studies
Bryant University

Kristen Nelson
Gratz College


The Ackerman Center is in the process of scheduling events for the upcoming semester. Please check back as we will be adding them as they are finalized. 

All events are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are welcome and appreciated.
Questions? Please contact us at [email protected]