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Bard College Establishes Center for the Study of Hate

Bard College announces the establishment of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate (BCSH), which will work with faculty and students throughout the Bard network to increase the serious study of hatred. BCSH will then further identify ways to combat hate and to stimulate public discussion on this important and insufficiently understood part of the human condition. The initiative will be part of Bard’s Human Rights Project (HRP), and is funded by a generous endowed gift from the Justus and Karin Rosenberg Foundation (JKR), led by longtime Bard professor Justus Rosenberg. 

BCSH will continue, and build upon, previous JKR and HRP summer internship programs on hate. Students study texts about the human capacity to define and demonize others, work at nongovernmental organizations that have a mission to combat hate or its manifestations, then analyze their NGO’s presumptions and how the group measures success.

The Center will also bring speakers from different disciplines to Bard and to all of its campuses in order to stimulate discussion on hate. It will also support faculty and students who want to focus more deeply on this vexing topic.

Bard College thanks Justus and Karin Rosenberg and the JKR Foundation for their generous financial support allowing the College to pursue this mission.Bard College announces the establishment of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate (BCSH), which will work with faculty and students throughout the Bard network to increase the serious study of hatred. BCSH will then further identify ways to combat hate and to stimulate public discussion on this important and insufficiently understood part of the human condition. The initiative will be part of Bard’s Human Rights Project (HRP), and is funded by a generous endowed gift from the Justus and Karin Rosenberg Foundation (JKR), led by longtime Bard professor Justus Rosenberg. 

BCSH will continue, and build upon, previous JKR and HRP summer internship programs on hate. Students study texts about the human capacity to define and demonize others, work at nongovernmental organizations that have a mission to combat hate or its manifestations, then analyze their NGO’s presumptions and how the group measures success.

The Center will also bring speakers from different disciplines to Bard and to all of its campuses in order to stimulate discussion on hate. It will also support faculty and students who want to focus more deeply on this vexing topic.

Bard College thanks Justus and Karin Rosenberg and the JKR Foundation for their generous financial support allowing the College to pursue this mission.

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