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
Steven Spielberg and USC Shoah Foundation Institute honor Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company
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
Steven Spielberg, founder of Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, will present the Foundation’s annual Ambassadors for Humanity Award to President William Jefferson Clinton on February 17, 2005 in Los Angeles.
afh2005, afh, event, gala, Bill Clinton, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Doug Greenberg / Tuesday, November 30, 2004
USC students who are passionate about filmmaking and history are gearing up for USC Shoah Foundation’s annual Student Voices Short Film Contest. The registration deadline for this year’s competition is Nov. 1 and all videos must be submitted by Jan. 27, 2014.
student voices, student film, visual history archive, Steven Spielberg / Tuesday, September 17, 2013
George Clooney is well known as an actor, director, producer and writer. But it was his global humanitarian efforts that received the attention on Oct. 3 when he was honored with the Ambassador for Humanity Award by Steven Spielberg.
ambassadors for humanity, Steven Spielberg / Monday, October 7, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation founder Steven Spielberg will deliver the keynote address at the UN’s Holocaust Memorial Ceremony on the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust on Jan. 27.
Steven Spielberg, un, united nations, holocaust memorial day, New York City, Schindler's List / Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Movie theatres throughout the Midwest will screen Schindler’s List Jan. 24-30, with proceeds benefiting USC Shoah Foundation.
Schindler's List, benefit screening, midwest, Steven Spielberg / Thursday, January 23, 2014
Steven Spielberg, founder of the USC Shoah Foundation, said it is vital for genocides to be remembered through eyewitness testimony in his keynote address this morning at the United Nations’ International Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony.
Steven Spielberg, united nations, international holocaust remembrance day / Monday, January 27, 2014
The new book, published today, take readers deep into the making of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation.
testimony, Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Smith, book / Tuesday, March 25, 2014
USC President C. L. Max Nikias Announces Center for Advanced Genocide Research with USC Shoah Foundation Founder Steven Spielberg
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
NBC's Today helped commemorate USC Shoah Foundation's 20th anniversary Monday with a segment featuring founder Steven Spielberg and Maria Shriver.
Steven Spielberg, celina biniaz, Stephen Smith / Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Steven Spielberg will present William Clay Ford Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, with USC Shoah Foundation’s highest honor — the Ambassador for Humanity Award –– at the organization’s annual gala.
ambassadors for humanity, gala, ford, Steven Spielberg / Thursday, September 3, 2015
It was Ford Motor Company Executive Director William Clay Ford Jr.’s commitment to education and his devotion to the Detroit community that prompted USC Shoah Foundation to honor him with this year’s Ambassador for Humanity Award.
ambassadors for humanity, afh2015, detroit, ford, Steven Spielberg / Monday, September 14, 2015
While guests of the 2015 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala on Sept. 10 trickled into the Henry Ford Museum and enjoyed a cocktail reception before dinner began, a small group of high school students was hard at work.
gala, ambassadors for humanity, detroit, iwitness, Steven Spielberg / Thursday, September 17, 2015
The film originally premiered at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum on January 27, 2015, the commemoration ceremony for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.
auschwitz, James Moll, Steven Spielberg, film, documentary / Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Mellody and George will be honored for their steadfast commitment to dynamic and innovative humanitarian efforts, and their longtime support of USC Shoah Foundation. Harrison Ford will be one of the evening's special guests.
ambassadors for humanity, Steven Spielberg, george lucas / Thursday, November 3, 2016
Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg made his first trip to USC Shoah Foundation last week to learn about the Institute’s work, screen the new documentary in which he is featured, and make a special donation to Institute founder Steven Spielberg.
Steven Spielberg, ed mosberg, destination unknown / Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Steven Spielberg discusses lessons he hopes students will take away from rerelease of ‘Schindler’s List’
In a webinar interview, the film’s director and the Institute’s founder says he believes that 25 years after the release of 'Schindler's List,' the film is more important than ever. “Especially for the young people today, who face a country and a world where democracy is threatened.”
Steven Spielberg, Schindler's List, Facing History and Ourselves, webinar / Friday, November 30, 2018
Steven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation and director and co-producer of the film, says there has never been a more important time for students to see the historical period drama. “Hate is less parenthetical today, and it’s more a headline," he told Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News in an interview about the rerelease.
Schindler's List, educational screenings, students, Steven Spielberg, Lester Holt, education / Wednesday, December 5, 2018
USC Shoah Foundation founder Steven Spielberg discusses Institute’s expanded mission in NYT interview
In the article, Spielberg tours the Institute’s new global headquarters and explains its expanded mission to use testimony from genocide survivors to counteract a rising tide of hate.
Steven Spielberg, New York Times, NYT, new headquarters / Tuesday, December 18, 2018