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Apply for our 2024-25 scholarship!

Check out our scholarship page for more information.

Deadline: May 3rd, 2024

2024 Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30-4:30 pm

Email: wolpow.institute@wwu.edu

Welcome to The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity (RWI) at Western Washington University!

The RWI is a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) and the National Higher Education Leadership Consortium of Directors of Centers in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies.

Upcoming RWI-sponsored Events


Tabea Linhard poster with photo of Tabea smiling in a green shirt, and a woman in a hat in the background of the poster
April 18, 2024 4:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, April 18th to listen to Dr. Tabea Linhard's lecture in WL 677 (Special Collections Research Room). We hope to see you there!

MAKING SENSE OF THE ROLE OF RELIGION In Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Making sense of the role of religion in Russia's invasion of Ukraine poster
April 16, 2024 4:00pm PST

This lecture is the 15th Annual Distinguished
Speaker of the Department of Global Humanities
and Religions.

Co-sponsored by the Ray Wolpow Institute, the Institute
for Global Engagement, College of Humanities and
Social Sciences, Fairhaven College, History Department,
Political Science Department, Ray Wolpow Institute, and
The Foundation for WWU & Alumni

Pedagogical Strategies: Making History Visible in the Classroom

Kupferberg Holocaust Center Logo
April 17, 2024 4:00pm EST

Virtual lecture co-organized by the Kupferberg Holocaust Center and the QCC-CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium, and is co-sponsored by the Ray Wolpow Institute.

Presentation with three people on stage, with shadowed audience members in front
Noemi and the RWI team smiling
Hidden Silence lecture, with powerpoint on screen and audience