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PARCC Conversations in Conflict Studies- When Good People Do Something

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When Good People Do Something: The Actions of Two Romanians and a Salvadoran During the Holocaust

Guest Speaker: Alexandru Balas, Associate Professor of International Studies  at SUNY Cortland and Director of the Clark Center for Global Engagement.

What can regular people do in face of evil? What can mid-level bureaucrats do to fight against a regime which discriminates, oppresses and kills people that it doesn’t like? These are the driving questions that underline Professor Balas’ presentation on the actions taken by George Mantello, Florian Manoliu, and Jose Arturo Castellanos, three regular, mid-level bureaucrats, during the Holocaust.


Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Be sure to check out the full list of speakers.

If you require accommodations, please contact Deborah Toole by email or by phone at 315.443.2367 at least one week prior to the event.   

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.