From the White House: Professor Scott Straus appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

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President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Dr. Scott Straus, Appointee for Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council

Dr. Scott Straus is Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies of Political Science and Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he has worked since 2004.  Dr. Straus previously worked as a freelance journalist based in Africa from 1995 to 1998.  He was awarded the Winnick Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide in 2011 and the William Kiekhofer Distinguished Teaching Award in 2009.  Dr. Straus received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.


President Obama said, “I am honored that these talented individuals have decided to serve our country.  They bring their years of experience and expertise to their roles, and I know they will serve the American people well.”

Read the full press release here: President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts