Murrow Center hosts U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Ellen Germain

On Monday, September 11, 2023, the Edward R. Murrow Center hosted U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Ellen Germain for a fireside chat in the Crowe Room at Goddard Hall. The event was organized by the Murrow Center Diplomacy Study Group, which exists to convene students around the study of diplomacy and its intersections with disciplines in international affairs.

The office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues (SEHI), established in 1999, develops and implements U.S. policy to return Holocaust-era assets to their rightful owners, secure compensation for Nazi-era wrongs, and ensure that the Holocaust is remembered and commemorated appropriately. The Special Envoy’s office works to provide a measure of justice to Holocaust victims and their families and supports efforts to ensure that future generations will remember and commemorate the Holocaust in a historically accurate manner.

Students spoke to Germain about the role of Special Envoys in U.S. policy and the skills needed for effective diplomacy. The discussion was moderated by Ambassador Donald Heflin, Executive Director of the Murrow Center.