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Professor of Political Science Arthur Vanden Houten will offer reflections and perspectives on genocide on April 24.

On Tuesday, April 24 at 10 a.m., the Flagler College Community Lecture Series will present a program entitled “Reflecting on a Century of Genocide.” The lecture, delivered by Associate Professor of Political Science Arthur Vanden Houten, will offer reflections and perspectives on the genocides that have marred the twentieth century, including the Holocaust and the genocides of Armenia and Rwanda.

“The goal is to come to some understanding of what lessons have emerged for international relations and the study of genocide,” Vanden Houten said. “We’ll examine the moral questions, as well, and attempt to understand how these events could have happened over the last century.”

Professor Vanden Houten is widely published in academic journals including “The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies,” “Prism,” and “The History of Political Thought,” and he is a frequent speaker on politics and international relations. He has presented extensively at conferences including the Silberman Seminar for Faculty Teaching about the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington DC. Vanden Houten earned his Ph.D. in Political Science and his M.A. in International Relations from the University of South Carolina. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Muhlenberg College. His primary teaching interests include courses in the history of political thought and international relations. He has taught at Flagler College since 1997 and is known for his active service to the College community.

The Flagler College Community Lecture Series, a popular program at the College, focuses this year on speakers who will discuss a special topic on war as viewed through the lens of his or her particular discipline. Topics are provided by local experts and Flagler faculty. Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture, or $15 for the semester. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King St. Reservations are required as space is limited. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception.

Call (904) 819-6282 or visit or for more information. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.