Alfred Landecker Programme

The Programme aims to support the goals of the Alfred Landecker Foundation, by drawing on lessons from the Holocaust and the collapse of European civilisation in the 1930s, and applying them to leadership today.

The overall aim of the programme is to draw upon cutting-edge research across disciplines to understand how the rights and interests of vulnerable people and groups are under threat through the overreach of authority and other threats to the rule of law, and to recommend and advocate for policies that strike the right balance between the protection of the most vulnerable and the celebration of distinct national cultures, in a way that benefits the integrity of democratic institutions. 

The Programme is mindful of the fate of Alfred Landecker himself, who like so many Jewish people, was murdered as a result of unchecked Nazi anti-Semitism.

Memorial lecture

Alfred Landecker Memorial Lecture 2021

The 2021 lecture was given by Professor Dan Diner, Chair of the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The lecture tells the story of an awkward encounter between a Jewish woman prisoner and a female SS-guard in a slave-labour camp close to Dresden.


Alfred Landecker Memorial Lecture 2020

Our inaugural lecture in 2020 was given by Jo Wolff, the Alfred Landecker Professor of Values and Public Policy at the School.