USC Shoah Foundation will return to China, where it has collected some of its newest testimonies, to participate in University of Southern California’s Global Conference 2015.
global conference, Shanghai, Nanjing Massacre, nanjing survivor, Stephen Smith, karen jungblut / Friday, October 9, 2015
USC President C. L. Max Nikias praised USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith’s dedication to preserving memory of the past through testimony.
viterbi, Max Nikias, nikias, Stephen Smith, erna viterbi / Thursday, November 5, 2015
The roundtable discussions and panels helped lay the framework for UNESCO to develop digital educational resources and a teacher’s guide.
unesco, Stephen Smith, kim simon, kori street / Monday, November 9, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith is part of a group of partners invited to attend the 2016 graduation ceremony at Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village and review the work of their respective organizations in Rwanda.
agahozo shalom, asyv, Stephen Smith, aegis / Monday, January 11, 2016
​Ambassador Irina Bokova, director general of UNESCO, will visit USC Shoah Foundation and participate in a public discussion/Q&A on Monday, February 8 at 11 a.m.
unesco, Stephen Smith / Thursday, February 4, 2016
Bokova discussed the importance of human rights education in combating radical extremism around the world in a talk on February 8 in Leavey Library.
Stephen Smith, unesco / Monday, February 8, 2016
The USC Casden Institute hosted a discussion with Stephen Smith and Steven Luckert of USHMM about the power of Nazi propaganda.
Stephen Smith, ushmm / Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Stephen Smith will give a keynote address and New Dimensions in Testimony will be demoed at the festival's Alternate Realities interactive exhibition.
ndt, New Dimensions in Testimony, Stephen Smith / Monday, April 11, 2016
Across the United States and in Europe, USC Shoah Foundation is helping to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 4 and 5.
yom hashoah, Stephen Smith, Martin Smok, iwalk / Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Featuring Junior Intern Ruth Hernandez, the event raised nearly $100,000 for USC Shoah Foundation.
Next Generation, next generation council, Ruth Hernandez, Stephen Smith, Philadelphia / Thursday, June 16, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith will speak and demonstrate New Dimensions in Testimony at the Aspen Jewish Community Center in Colorado.
New Dimensions in Testimony, Stephen Smith / Friday, July 8, 2016
I see two pictures of America. One that is open, free, respectful, fun-loving. The other which is divisive, fearful, angry, and violent. These two Americas have much that sets them apart, but they share missing elements, because neither America is integrated, fair, multicultural, embracing, or color-blind. Not in practice anyhow.
civil rights, Stephen Smith, op-eds / Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Smith’s lecture is the Jewish Community Centre London's annual Spiro Tribute Lecture, sponsored by the Pears Foundation.
Stephen Smith / Monday, February 6, 2017
Smith will introduce 2,500 business executives from around the world to USC Shoah Foundation at Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)’s annual EDGE conference, held March 1-3 in Vancouver.
Stephen Smith / Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation Dr. Stephen D. Smith will be joined by director Terry George and producer and physician Eric Esrailian onstage at UCLA’s Hammer Museum.
Stephen Smith / Monday, April 3, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith will be the keynote speaker at Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) Holocaust Center’s annual Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday, April 23, in San Francisco.
JFCS, Stephen Smith / Thursday, April 20, 2017
At this time of remembrance, I hope I am incorrect in thinking that public awareness of the Shoah is eroding. Information about this act of atrocity is still proliferating, so unawareness clearly cannot be attributed to absent knowledge. There is, in fact, an incredible amount of knowledge … and a growing reluctance to understand it.
yom hashoah, Stephen Smith, op-eds / Friday, April 21, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith is an executive producer of the film, and most of the survivors featured in the film also gave their testimonies to USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
Stephen Smith / Tuesday, June 6, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith delivered remarks Friday at a special event at the United Nations marking the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the international law that defined genocide and held perpetrators accountable. The observance also featured a demonstration of the Institute’s Dimensions in Testimony interactive biographies that enable people to ask questions and instantly receive pre-recorded responses from Holocaust survivors.
united nations, Genocide Convention, Pinchas Gutter, Stephen Smith / Friday, December 7, 2018
USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith will talk about how technology reshapes education in Hong King next week at the Yidan Prize Summit 2018. Smith will be part of a panel discussion titled “Technology Reshaping Education: How to Make it a Reality.”
Stephen Smith, Hong Kong, Yidan Prize / Friday, December 7, 2018
USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education participated in USC's Genocide Awareness week with a series of events, including an evening of dramatic arts on April 9, 2013.
event, visions and voices, Stephen Smith / Monday, April 15, 2013
Eighteen posters from around the world that cry out for an end to violence against women are the subject of Denouncing Violence Against Women, an exhibit at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. Part of USC's Genocide Awareness Week, the exhibit includes Holocaust witness testimony from the Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation. The exhibit is open to the public from April 8-21, 2013.
event, visions and voices, Stephen Smith, Dan Leshem / Tuesday, April 9, 2013
On Yom Hashoah, April 7, 2013, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education remembered the victims of the Holocaust at a unique observance at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Simi Valley, California.
yom hashoah, Stephen Smith / Monday, April 8, 2013
Contest challenges secondary school students to honor the legacy of Schindler’s List by engaging in community service inspired by survivors’ testimonies and showcasing their action in an IWitness video essay
iwitness, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Smith, education / Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Holocaust survivors from the Bay Area of California who have shared their experiences on video, and in numerous in-person appearances, were recognized for their contributions at a ceremony in San Francisco on June 9, 2013.
Stephen Smith, JFCS, San Francisco, visual history archive, vha / Monday, June 10, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation is partnering with the American Sephardi Federation and other organizations to undertake the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jewish Testimony Collection, a new initiative to document the Sephardi and Mizrahi experience during World War II and the Holocaust.
sephardic, mizrahi, Stephen Smith, Gmach, Africa / Thursday, June 13, 2013
Winter seminar focuses on future of survivor testimonyRepresentatives from more than 30 Holocaust museums and centers in the United States and Canada came to Los Angeles this week for the 2013 Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) Winter Seminar, hosted for the first time by USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education.
aho, preservation, holly willis, Stephen Smith / Tuesday, June 25, 2013
On June 6, Steven Spielberg, Founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, presented Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, with the Institute’s highest honor, the Ambassador for Humanity Award. Iger was honored at the Institute’s annual gala, where he was recognized for his support of the Institute’s work, his longtime philanthropy, and his leadership role in corporate citizenship. The gala presenting sponsor was jcpenny. Jimmy Kimmel hosted, and Mary J. Blige gave a special musical performance.
robert iger, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Smith, Max Nikias, afh, gala, event / Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
arne duncan, education, Stephen Smith, interview, DOE, technology / Thursday, August 15, 2013
Scholars from around the world will gather Friday and Saturday to discuss genocide resistance in the past and present at the third annual “Resisting the Path to Genocide” workshop. The workshop is free and open to the public.
genocide resistance, usc dornsife, wolf gruner, Stephen Smith / Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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