Center for Advanced Genocide Research

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Center for Advanced Genocide Research Hosts PhD Candidates for a Weeklong Seminar in "Researching the Holocaust"

From May 26 – May 30, 2014, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research partnered with the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem for its second biennial International Workshop for PhD Candidates from North America and Israel. 

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The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research builds on the diverse resources held at the University of Southern California to offer a unique research opportunity to students and scholars around the world.

It distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and Genocide centers not only through its unique resources but also through its focus on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas.  

The Center will view Holocaust and Genocide Studies as inherently interdisciplinary. This will not be set out as the work of various disciplines working together, but rather the transcendence of differentiated disciplines to bring innovative understanding as well as a global approach.

The inaugural director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is Wolf Gruner, Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of History.

Video Footage of the Launch of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research

Footage of the special event held April 25, 2014, on the campus of the University of Southern California announcing USC Shoah Foundation's launch of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research. Institute founder and USC Trustee Steven Spielberg was present to make the announcement with USC President C.L Max Nikias. A panel discussion followed with Dean of USC Dornsife College Steve Kay, USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen D. Smith, Wolf Gruner, Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and professor of history at USC who will serve as the director of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research, and Beth Meyerowitz, USC vice provost for faculty affairs.