September 27-29, 2023 | Pittsburgh, PA
2023 Summit Dates Announced!
September 27-29, 2023
Executive Director, Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather has served as the Executive Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh since 2015 and has been involved with the effort to rebuild the Tree of Life since 2019. Under her leadership the Holocaust Center has extended its reach from a regional focus to an international audience, drawing more than one hundred thousand guests to exhibits and programs. She has brought innovation to Holocaust education, defining its potential to address present day antisemitism, racism, and identity-based violence. Dr. Bairnsfather began her career in the Photo Archives of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, going on to earn an MA at the University of Chicago and a PhD at the University of Texas, including an intervening stint with Spertus Museum in Chicago. Bairnsfather is an Adjunct Professor of History at Chatham University and serves on the boards of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and the Council of American Jewish Museums. She has been invited to lecture at universities across the country about antisemitism, Holocaust remembrance, and countering hate.