Educator Sarah Federman
“It was great working with Sarah. She understood our audience, sharing her research and insights and challenging us with difficult questions that inspired us to reflect on the past. In a very non-threatening way, Sarah conveys the importance of having candid conversations – the necessity for each of us to step up, learn about our history, and take actions to positively impact the future.”
— Ellen Bailey, VP of Diversity and Culture, Harvard Business Publishing
An Enduring Legacy: The Role of Financial Institutions in the Horrors of Slavery and the Need for Atonement.
-U.S House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee Hearing, Oversight and Investigations
Atonement for the Holocaust: French National Railways
-The Ralph Bunche Library Speaker Series U.S. Department of State, worldwide U.S. Embassy broadcast.
Victims, Heroes, and Perpetrators: in Post-Conflict Contexts
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
A Genealogical Approach to Conflict Resolution
-Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
-Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State
Universities and Slavery: A Reparations Proposal
-Universities Studying Slavery
Corporate Atonement for Historical Wrongdoing as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
-DEI Expert Series, Harvard Business Publishing
Dr. Federman’s LAST TRAIN TO AUSCHWITZ is a stirring and deep diving emotional account of lives on the edge but lives that found a seam in time. The cooperation of the SNCF, under German control and seemingly with French sympathizers, hustled human lives through the placid French countryside to hell. Sarah presented to a large group of women, members of Hadassah, in Baltimore, MD. Many of us are in our 60’s and beyond, and most have relatives that either died in or lived through the Holocaust. Her sensitive telling of our history touched us deeply and enabled us to safely enter a time that appears to be moving to the horizon’s edge, even now.
— Rona Pepper, Chair of Lunch and Learn, Hadassah Greater Baltimore
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Teaching and Education
Educators share the challenge of engaging students with the questions of our time without being limited to the thinking of our time. Drawing broadly on liberal arts and social sciences helps us do both.
- George Mason University, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, PhD Presidential Scholar
- American University of Paris, MA International Affairs
- University of Pennsylvania, BA Intellectual History (Summa Cum Laude)
- Harvard University, Key Executive Training
- Middlebury College, Masters French Immersion
La SNCF: un passé non résolu aux Etats-Unis
Aller Simple: Corporate Accountability for Mass Atrocity- A study of the French National Railroads
How to Sustain Your Work in Peacebuilding: Never Too Little, Never Too Late:
Corporate Accountability for Genocide
Stuck in Your Writing? Try this!
10 Ways Not to Finish Your Dissertation This Year
Planning and Completing Your Dissertation This Year
Family Businesses: Changing Stories, Resolving Conflict
Productive Political Conversations: Using Double Listening
4 Survival Tips for Folks Studying Massive Human Rights Violations
Narrative Approaches to Conflict Resolution
Fighting Words: Narrative and Conflict
University of San Diego, Kroc School of Peace Studies
Foundations of Peace, Conflict, and Social Change
Introduction to Conflict Resolution
Conflict Intervention Design
Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State
Exxon in Indonesia (case study)
College of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore
Negotiation: Theory and Practice,
Approaches to Conflict
Cultural and Ethnic Conflict
Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo) (France)
Approaches to Conflict in a Globalized World
Conflict Resolution Tools
The Role of Market Actors in Mass Atrocity
University of Malta
Probing the Past: How Corporations Can Address Historical Transgressions
Boston University | The Crux
Skeletons in your Organization's Closet: Reckoning with Corporate Wrongdoing
A Discussion with Sarah Federman about Her Book, "Last Train to Auschwitz"
University of San Diego | At the Edge of it All Podcast
Understanding and Responding to Mass Atrocity Harm with Sarah Federman Podcast Appearance
Small Bites | Hedreich Nichols
4 Survival Tips for Folks Writing About or Researching Mass Atrocity or Human Rights Violations
The Dark Side of Forgiveness
There's a lot of talk about forgiveness these days. The health benefits alone, they say, are astounding. I don't disagree. Hanging on to resentment and blame for years can do a number on our lives and our bodies. Hatred long held can be like a cancer literal or...
North Korea versus North Koreans
In the spirit of The Language of Conflict, this blog demonstrates in the context of North Korea that how we talk about groups matters. How we frame groups even justifies and legitimize violence even before it has occurred. When you read The New York Times or...
Changing Stories, Resolving Conflict: Webinar
Indonesian “Coup” or “Genocide”?
Back in April, I popped into Grinnell College for a few weeks to teach a course on the role of market actors in mass atrocity and to give a campus-wide presentation on the French National Railways (SNCF) as a case study. The school organized a lovely talk, filling...
Dr. Sarah Federman