Bernard M. Levinson
Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and of Law

Prof. Levinson Co-Organizes International Symposium

Professor Bernard Levinson, Berman Family Chair in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible and Bruno Chaouat, Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies have organized an interdisciplinary symposium that will bring together 14 specialists from Europe and North America to examine the transformation of the major disciplines of the humanities under National Socialism. The symposium will explore the mutation of academic ideals during the Third Reich, when the German university system promoted Nazi ideology and helped the state eliminate its diverse community. The two-day event, entitled "The Betrayal of the Humanities: The University during the Third Reich," will be held at the University of Minnesota on April 15-16, 2012.