Pinchas Gutter sits in a red chair surrounded by bright green fabric under the glare of several thousand LED lights, 53 cameras capturing his every move. This is the world's first ever full-life history captured in true 3-D. As I interview him, I perch on a stool 8 feet away at 90 degrees to Pinchas. We can see each other through a mirror angled at 45 degrees. I have 400 questions in front of me as we settle in for five days of intensive interview. This is not the fireside chat in the comfort of the interviewee's home.
op-eds, cagr / Friday, March 28, 2014
In the spring of 2000, I agreed to become the president and chief executive officer of Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, the predecessor of USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education. My family and I were then living in Chicago, but the hectic pace of preparing to move to Los Angeles did not prevent my wife, Margee, and me from stealing away for a weekend to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We found an isolated beach and flew off, knowing that we would return to the inevitable chaos of moving to LA.
rwanda, kwibuka, op-eds, cagr / Monday, March 31, 2014
The University of Southern California has established the Center for Advanced Genocide Research to study how and why such instances of mass violence occur, and how to intervene in the cycle that can lead to them.
center for advanced genocide research, cagr, Max Nikias, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Smith / Friday, April 25, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is now seeking proposals for its first-ever research fellowship, open to graduate and post-graduate students.
fellowship, center for advanced genocide research, Doug Greenberg, cagr / Thursday, May 15, 2014
Graduate students specializing in Holocaust research will come together at the University of Southern California beginning Monday for the week-long Researching the Holocaust workshop.
center for advanced genocide research, cagr / Thursday, May 22, 2014
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2014-2015 Center Research Fellow. The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding candidate from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the Visual History Archive (VHA) of the USC Shoah Foundation and other USC resources.
cagr / Wednesday, June 11, 2014
In January 2014, four scholars from the “Holocaust Geographies Collaborative”—an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers evaluated the link between personal testimony, the index of the archive and geography.
pastforward, cagr / Monday, June 23, 2014
Jared McBride, the fellowship’s debut recipient, was chosen by a panel of USC researchers and professors for the originality of his proposal and its potential to advance genocide research.
cagr, Doug Greenberg, douglas greenberg, fellowship, research / Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Senior scholars in Holocaust and genocide studies are invited to apply for the 2015-2016 Center Research Fellowship. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2014.
center, cagr / Monday, October 20, 2014
I have only known Harry Reicher for three months, and yet today I say goodbye to him as an old friend.I don’t know why, but I wasn’t expecting to meet a devout and practicing Jew the day he first walked into the USC Shoah Foundation office, but Harry’s devotion to his religious life radiated from him the moment he said hello.
Harry Reicher, Penn, Holocaust Studies, law, In memory, op-eds, cagr / Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Benefactors of the Jewish Club of 1933, Inc., have bestowed Professor Wolf Gruner their Legacy Award for his work with the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
cagr, wolf gruner / Friday, November 21, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for its 2015 Student Research Fellow program.
cagr, research fellow / Monday, December 1, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals from advanced standing Ph.D. candidates who will focus their research on the Visual History Archive.
cagr, fellowship, douglas greenberg / Thursday, December 18, 2014
Dr. Jared McBride is the first recipient of the Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Doug Greenberg, cagr / Wednesday, January 14, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is seeking proposals for three exciting opportunities: the USC Student Research Fellowships, Greenberg Research Fellowship, and the international workshop “Music as Resistance to Genocide.”
cagr, Doug Greenberg, douglas greenberg, research fellow / Wednesday, February 4, 2015
For Jared McBride, the 2014-2015 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Fellow, using multimedia techniques in his research not only helps him form more detailed historical narratives of what happened on the ground during the Holocaust, it also helps him reach more people today about the importance of understanding this major historical event.
Doug Greenberg, douglas greenberg, fellowship, cagr / Friday, February 6, 2015
UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies will host Wolf Gruner and other Holocaust and genocide scholars in a panel discussion Thurs., Feb. 12.
cagr, wolf gruner, ucla / Tuesday, February 10, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation and its Center for Advanced Genocide Research are hosting two events this week that are free and open to the public.
cagr, fellowship, center fellow, screening, cambodia / Monday, February 23, 2015
During her lecture as the 2014-15 Center Fellow of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research on Thursday at USC Doheny Memorial Library, Peg LeVine shared her experiences studying a unique form of violence during the Cambodian Genocide.
cagr, center fellow / Friday, February 27, 2015
Wolf Gruner, Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, has published two new books about discriminatory policies against two distinct groups: the Jews in the annexed territories of the Third Reich and the indigenous people of Bolivia in the 19th century.
cagr, wolf gruner / Monday, March 2, 2015
On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the USC Center for Advanced Genocide Research hosted a lecture from Dr. Peter Hayes who spoke before a packed room at USC on the complex relationship between anti-Semitism and homophobia exerted in Nazi-occupied territories during World War II.
cagr, lecture, homophobia, homosexuality, anti-semitism, Peter Hayes / Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Center is now in possession of over 40 boxes of documents from the historic Martin Marootian et al. v. New York Life Insurance Company class action lawsuit.
cagr, Armenian Genocide / Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wolf Gruner, director of USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, will spend two months in residence at the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Jewish Studies this summer researching Jewish resistance against the Nazis.
wolf gruner, Berlin, cagr, genocide resistance / Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Dr. Ugur Üngör began his lecture yesterday at The Forum in USC’s Tutor Campus Center by asking a question that has plagued genocide researchers for generations.
cagr, Armenian Genocide, lecture / Thursday, April 9, 2015
Stephen Smith and Hayk Demoyan, directors of USC Shoah Foundation and the Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute, respectively, came together today to sign a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for future collaboration between the two organizations.
cagr, Armenian Genocide, armenian film foundation, mou, visual history archive / Friday, April 10, 2015
I participated in an event in April called Survivor Voices. We were six panelists from Bosnia, Rwanda, Cambodia, two Holocaust survivors and an Armenian-American priest.
genocide awareness month, Rwanda Genocide, GAM, op-eds, cagr / Monday, May 4, 2015
Wolf Gruner, director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, will present a paper on the effect of the Armenian Genocide on the Third Reich at the "Gender, Memory and Genocide" conference at the Berlin Institute of Technology this week.
cagr, wolf gruner, Armenian Genocide, Berlin / Wednesday, June 3, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2016 International Conference: “A ‘Conflict’? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala.”
international conference, Guatemala, cagr, wolf gruner / Monday, June 22, 2015
During the 1960s, the Guatemalan government unleashed a war against various small guerilla groups across the country. This so-called “internal conflict” turned into a 36-year genocide against Mayan populations.
Guatemala, GAM, cagr, op-eds, cagr / Tuesday, July 28, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, in collaboration with the USC Thornton School of Music, will be hosting scholars from around the world for two days of programming on Oct. 10 - 11 to highlight the use of music as a tool to resist oppression and spread awareness.
cagr, musical performance, wolf gruner / Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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