Center Staff: 


Dr. Mehnaz Afridi

Associate Professor of Religious Studies,
Director, Holocaust Genocide and Interfaith Education Center Director 

Dr. Jeff Horn

Professor of History,
Former Holocaust Center Director












Christopher Belden

Student Assistant to the Director  


Dr. Frederick Schweitzer

Professor Emeritus of History, Director Emeritus


Brother Peter Drake F.S.C.

Associate Director

Prof. Frederick Schweitzer Remembers Bro. Peter Drake, F.S.C.


Board Members: 


  • Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Chair, Br. John G. Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies, Director, Core Curriculum Iona College, NY
  • Dr. Brennan O'Donnell, President, Manhattan College
  • Dr. Cory Blad, Interim Dean of School of Liberal Arts, Manhattan College
  • Dr. Steven Schreiner, Provost, Manhattan College
  • Br. Jack Curran, Vice President for Mission, Manhattan College
  • Mithat Gashi, Consultant, Lecturer at Lehman College, New World High School Principal, NY
  • Fr. Thomas Franks,  Chaplain, Campus Ministry & Social Action, Manhattan College
  • Dr. Jeff Horn, Professor History, Manhattan College
  • Marti Michael, Retired Executive Director, The Riverdale Y, New York
  • Dr. Paul Droubie, Assistant Professor of History, Director of International Studies, Manhattan College
  • Dr. Kevin Ahern, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College
  • Dr.  Nuwan Jayawickreme, Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Peace Studies, Manhattan College
  • Dr. Frederick Schweitzer, Professor History, Emeritus, Manhattan College
  • Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn, Rabbi of Congregation Tehillah, Riverdale NY
  • Rabbi Robert Kaplan is currently the founding Director of The Center for Community Leadership, (formally known as CAUSE – NY) a division of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC)

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Previous events

"What They Left Behind: Preservation of Holocaust Memory Today"


HGI is honored to co-sponsor the Kupferberg Holocaust Center's Yom HaShoah Commemoration. The event will focus on how institution's and scholars are finding new ways to preserve and comment Holocaust memory. Please register at link provided.

"From Slavery to Revolution: Afro-Cuban Folkloric Drumming of Matanzas"


HGI is honored to co-sponsor the Kupferberg Holocaust center's event "From Slavery to Revolution: Afro-Cuban Folkloric Drumming of Matanzas". This event will feature performances by the Queensborough Community College Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Neeraj Mehta. Please register at link provided.

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