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Tiffin University to Revive Distinguished Lecture Series with Irene Miller

On November 7, Tiffin University’s School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences will bring back its Distinguished Lecture Series with Irene Miller, Holocaust survivor and renowned author, as the first guest speaker. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Marion Center and is free to the public.

Irene Miller

Irene Miller is a retired healthcare executive and outspoken drug addiction and mental health advocate. She is currently a docent and speaker for the Detroit Institute of Arts, a courts mediator and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Committee, the oldest civil rights organization in the U.S. Since the University of Michigan-Dearborn published her book, “Into No Man’s Land: A Historical Memoir”in November of 2012, Irene has been in demand as a speaker at many large events across North America and internationally. The memoir, centering on her experience in the Jewish concentration camps, seeks to “give a face to the darkest chapter of human history.”

The Distinguished Lecture Series began in 2017 before taking a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Elizabeth Athaide-Victor, Tiffin University Professor of Psychology and Forensic Psychology, founded it on behalf of her psychology of violence and aggression class. The series first came to be as an attempt to stimulate student interest in how and why violence happens and expanded with time.

“I was happy to learn of and offer support for the lecture series’ reinstatement,” said Dr. Peter J. Holbrook, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. “This has been and will continue to be an outstanding way to expose our students and community to new intellectual voices, and will surely diversify the scope of educational topics discussed in our circles.”

To learn more about Irene Miller, visit her website

For additional information about the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture Series, contact Dr. Elizabeth Athaide-Victor at