Steven Lamy on Critical Thinking

Language: English

Steven Lamy, PhD

Professor of International Relations

USC Dornsife Vice Dean for Academic Programs

University of Southern California

Dr. Lamy bases his reflection on the topic of critical thinking from his perspective as a scholar, as well as on a clip of testimony by Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire, a Rescuer, who describes his experience with assistance efforts at the start of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Dr. Lamy points to the importance of critically thinking through the information we receive and the steps one can take to ensure that multiple sources and points of view are sought out before making conclusions.

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Manuel Pastor on Belonging

Language: English

Manuel Pastor, PhD

Professor, Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)

Director, USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII)

University of Southern California

Dr. Pastor reflects on the topic of othering and belonging from his standpoint as a sociologist, as director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC, and as a child of immigrants. From this perspective, Dr. Pastor bases his reflection on a clip of testimony by Gisela Feldman, a Jewish survivor, who tells of her experience as a refugee following the Holocaust.

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Salpi Ghazarian on Personal Responsibility

Language: English

Salpi Ghazarian

Director of the Institute of Armenian Studies

University of Southern California

Ms. Ghazarian reflects on the topic of personal responsibility from the point of view as director of the Institute of Armenian Studies at USC, longtime educator and researcher, and as a grand daughter of a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. From these multiple experiences, Ms. Ghazarian bases her reflection on a clip of testimony by Alice Shipley, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, who recalls how deception was used to portray Armenians as enemies of the Ottoman State.

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Meet Yael Siman

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 5:00pm -- robin.migdol

Impact in Profile

Political scientist Yael Siman used to think she couldn’t be part of the Holocaust studies field because she’s not a historian. But after discovering USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, she has embarked on her own research project and has even begun collaborating with the Institute’s education department on new lessons for university students.

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Impact in Profile:

Political scientist Yael Siman used to think she couldn’t be part of the Holocaust studies field because she’s not a historian. But after discovering USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, she has embarked on her own research project and has even begun collaborating with the Institute’s education department on new lessons for university students.

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