John Roth, the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, will speak at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, on the topic Will Genocide Ever End? Reflections on the Holocaust and Its Aftermath.
In addition to publishing hundreds of articles and reviews, Roth is the co-author of The Holocaust Chronicle, a voluminous work tracing Nazi Germany's attempted destruction of the European Jews. He has written and lectured about the Holocaust for more than 25 years and has served on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Washington, D.C. He recently served as vice-chairman for an international Holocaust and genocide conference and was a visiting professor of Holocaust studies at the University of Haifa in Israel. He has chaired the California Council for the Humanities, serves on the selection committee for the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics, and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, American Journal of Theology & Philosophy, American Philosophical Quarterly, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Roth was named the U.S. Professor of the Year in 1988 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He has received numerous awards at CMC for excellence in teaching, including the first President's Award in 1987, and the G. David Huntoon Senior Teaching Award in 1995, and is a three-time recipient of the Crocker Award for Excellence.