International Holocaust Remembrance Lunch Lecture: “The Philosophy and Praxis of Dr. Janusz Korczak: Pioneer Champion of Children’s Rights and Child-Centered Pedagogy”

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:00 pm EST

“Children are not the people of tomorrow but are people of today. They are entitled to be taken seriously.”
-Janusz Korczak

This lecture will examine the life and legacy of Janusz Korczak, a groundbreaking Polish pediatrician, author, orphanage director, and public intellectual in mid-century Poland. This champion of children’s rights continues to inspire educators and childcare experts today. He is celebrated by Polish and Jewish communities alike for his life’s work and the sacrifices he made for the children in his care. This event was recorded on Monday, January 22, 2024.

Michael N. Dobkowski
Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of Holocaust Studies

John Milton Potter Chair in the Humanities
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

For more information visit the event website.

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