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This year's speakers will focus on

German Jewish history and on Ukraine


Dr. Marta Havryshko

Associate Researcher at the Department of Contemporary History at the I. Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies of Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences; Interdisciplinary Studies Institute director of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center; Visiting Fellow at the Hamburger Institute for Social Research


Joshua Hammer

Joshua Hammer has spent 30 years as a roving foreign correspondent, the first half as a Newsweek bureau chief on 5 continents, the second half as a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Smithsonian, the New York Review of Books and other publications. He’s the author of five books, including the New York Times best seller ‘The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu’  and the LA times best seller ‘The Falcon Thief’, and is working on his sixth, about the 19th-century archaeologists and scholars who deciphered the world’s oldest writing, to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2024. Based in Berlin, Hammer has made 2 journalistic trips to Ukraine since the Russian invasion.


Dr. Michael Brenner

Michael Brenner is the Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies and director of the Center for Israel Studies at American University. He also holds the chair of Jewish History and Culture at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, held teaching positions in the US, Europe and Israel, and is the International President of the Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of German-Jewish History and Culture.


The author of numerous historical studies, his most recent is In Hitler’s Munich: Jews, the Revolution, and the Rise of Nazism, (Princeton University Press 2022)

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Alexander Wolff

Alexander Wolff, the author of Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home, spent thirty-six years on staff at Sports Illustrated. He is the author or editor of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller Raw Recruits and Big Game, Small World, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and will be reissued in a new edition in October. A former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton, he lives with his family in Vermont.

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