Robert Williams, PhD

Executive Director

Dr. Robert J. Williams is the Finci-Viterbi Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation. He is UNESCO Chair on Antisemitism and Holocaust Research and the Advisor to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, where he also served for four years as chair of the Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial. He has played several leadership roles in international and policy initiatives focused on Holocaust and antisemitism issues, and regularly advises international organizations and governments on these matters. His co-edited volume, The Routledge History of Antisemitism (September 2023), explores the history and manifestations of antisemitism, ranging from its origins to the digital age. He is currently writing a book on present-day attempts to restore the reputations of fascists and perpetrators of the Holocaust in Europe and in North America.