Campbellsville University KHIPP speaker to discuss Holocaust

Campbellsville University KHIPP speaker to discuss Holocaust

Sept. 23, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Katie Johnson, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Ann Mann Millin, historian and special assistant to the director of the leadership programs in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Institute for Holocaust Education, will be the guest speaker for convocation Wednesday, Oct. 13 in the Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 North Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, at 10 a.m. She will also speak at the Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) event at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the Badgett Academic Support Center Banquet Hall, located at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville.

 
             Dr. Ann Mann Millin
Millin’s topic of discussion will be the Holocaust.

Before joining the institute staff, Millin served as the special assistant to the director of the museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and program coordinator of the Miles Lerman Center for the study of Jewish Resistance. Prior to her work in the center, she was the historian in the museum’s photo archives, specializing in the photographs of the German Jewry, the Aliyah Bet, the European Roma and the work of the Wehrmacht Propaganda Company.

Since 1999, she has served as historian in the museum’s Law Enforcement and Society Program. Currently, she is the coordinator of the museum’s outreach programs for the professions in support of the museum’s current special exhibition, “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda.”

Millin received a bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre from Macalester College, a master’s degree in religious studies from Vanderbilt University and her doctorate in Jewish history from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR).

She has been a research fellow at the University of Gottingen and an inter-university fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has taught Jewish history, Judaic studies, world religions and Holocaust studies at HUC-JIR, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Kentucky. Her scholarly research focuses on the history of Jewish social welfare work in Germany.

According to John Chowning, the founder of KHIPP and vice president for church and external relations/executive asst. to the president, KHIPP event focus its attention on “facilitating public policy study and issue debate, while encouraging the involvement of Christian leaders in the public and civic arenas.”

He said KHIPP is committed to preparing the Christian civic and political leaders for the 21st century.

“KHIPP invites you, the concerned citizen and student of the American political process, to attend one or more events to be presented this fall on the campus of Campbellsville University,” Chowning said.

For more information, please contact Sheila Douglas in the Office of Church and External Relations at 270-789-5520 or sddouglas@campbellsville.edu.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 45 undergraduate programs, 16 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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