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Week of October 3, 2011

Psychologist awarded Fulbright 
Visiting Research Chair in Montreal

Henry Greenspan, a lecturer in the Residential College, has been awarded a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair Award to Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Greenspan will spend four months, starting in January, researching for a project entitled: “Beyond Testimonies: Developing the Collaborative Model in Oral Histories with Genocide Survivors.”

As the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Society and Culture at Concordia, Greenspan will assess the ways in which the project, “Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide, and other Human Rights Violations,” compiled by Concordia’s Community University Research Alliance, has and has not been successful in actualizing its collaborative ethos in practice — and the implications of the lessons learned.

“It is with a great deal of pleasure that I welcome Dr. Henry Greenspan to the distinguished group of Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholars,” says Michael Hawes, executive director of Fulbright Canada. “Dr. Greenspan’s research is important and timely, and will have implications for the study and collection of genocide testimonials that will stretch across our shared border.”

Greenspan holds a doctorate in sociology from Brandeis University, a Master of Education degree in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in American history from Harvard University. He is a licensed clinical social worker, psychologist and playwright. He is the author of several books, book chapters and journal articles on genocide survivors and their testimonies. He has presented at numerous conferences around the world served as a contributor and keynote speaker on the topic of genocide survival and the importance of oral histories. His holocaust-themed play “REMNANTS” has appeared on more than 200 stages across North America, Europe and Israel.



Katherine Weider, creative arts producer, School of Art & Design, on offering advice for students: “You can’t always imagine your future. I think you have to trust that your loves and your interests will eventually lead you to the right place.”


“Photographer as Witness: Proof Enough?” with Jill Vexler, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery in Room 100

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