Yale history professor Snyder goes 'On the Issues' to discuss lessons from the Holocaust

October 14, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Author and Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder will be the featured guest in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and author of Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning and Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin.

Bloodlands received multiple honors for its powerful, detailed examination of the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes. In 2015, Snyder followed up with another best-seller, Black Earth, which presents a new explanation for the Holocaust and what it could portend for the future. The Wall Street Journal calls Black Earth "remarkable" and "mesmerizing." The Washington Post says "Snyder's historical account has a vital contemporary lesson."

Gousha, an award-winning television journalist, is the Law School's distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His "On the Issues" series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School's commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

Public seating for the event is at capacity; registration for a waiting list is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.