Special Guest Ambassador Irina Bokova
Hosted by Stephen D. Smith
Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation
UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education
Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leavey Library 17
Light refreshments will be served
Join USC Shoah Foundation for an exciting program to discuss new initiatives to use testimony-based educational resources to speak out against hatred and intolerance that turns into violence.
Ambassador Irina Bokova, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Director-General, will be joining the discussion. She leads the charge to use education to counter violent racism and anti-Semitism. She is also chiefly concerned with global gender inequality, worldwide access to quality education, and stopping the illicit sale of cultural artifacts to fund terrorism. Before leading UNESCO, Ambassador Bokova was an elected Bulgarian official, served as the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and was Bulgaria’s Ambassador to France, to Monaco and to UNESCO.
Stephen D. Smith is the Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation and the UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education. The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Program links global universities and research institutions to work together to address pressing contemporary problems. The program involves over 700 institutions in 126 countries.