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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Four of USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s summer 2016 research fellows returned to the Institute on Tuesday, April 4, to share the outcomes of their fellowships and the impact of testimony on their work.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
As a little kid, Toni Nickel never could settle between Sesame Street and the History Channel, her interest in other people’s stories of war piqued such that learning the colors and the order of the numbers became forever secondary. Her curiosity – specifically in the Holocaust – came to a head in college when she took a History of the Holocaust course that used the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. There, in a classroom at Texas A&M University, Nickel knew her fate and future were sealed.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Promote Close Reading of Text through Audiovisual Primary Sources. Join us on June 15th at 4PM PDT Learn strategies for promoting close reading through the use of audiovisual testimonies of witnesses to 20th century history Learn how to use word clouds to assess comprehension For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Learn to Use Digital Teacher Tools in IWitness. Join us on August 17th at 4PM PDT Learn to use a virtual classroom to engage students in powerful learning through testimonies of witnesses to 20th century history Learn to monitor and assess student work For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Steven Lamy, PhD Professor of International Relations USC Dornsife Vice Dean for Academic Programs University of Southern California
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Allison Trope, PhD Clinical Professor of Communication Director of the Critical Media Project Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism University of Southern California
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Peter Mancall, PhD Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities Linda and Harlan Martens Director of the Early Modern Studies Institute Professor of History and Anthropology University of Southern California
Thursday, May 25, 2017
For the past two months, the USC Shoah Foundation communications department has had a temporary new member: Leonie Schueler-Springorum, a recent high school graduate from Germany who has been an enthusiastic assistant on a variety of communications tasks.
Friday, June 9, 2017
As it nears two years of official programming, the IWitness Detroit program has changed the face of testimony-based education in Michigan.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2018-2019 International Teaching Fellowship that will provide support for university and college faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into new or existing courses.
Monday, January 23, 2017
For a historian, using a top-down approach is standard – you use government records, archives of primary and secondary sources to fulfill your research; you undress the documents and make sure they stand up, factually, and you stop there. But a bottom-up approach can provide a more complete image of an event, allowing those who lived through the time a voice in history.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Since October, once a month, every month, a group of grade school students have met either virtually or physically at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education’s home at USC’s Leavey Library. These students are USC Shoah Foundation’s newest crop of Junior Interns, there to study what attitudes breed hatred and intolerance, how they can spread positive moral authority and be an active participant in civil society using the weight of testimony from the Visual History Archive.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The workshop in Venice is titled “Data Sharing, Holocaust Documentation and the Digital Humanities. Best Practices, Case Studies, Benefits.”
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Lipstadt will be a special guest at an evening of conversation with USC Shoah Foundation at Aspen Jewish Community Center Wednesday, August 9 at 5 p.m. The program is complimentary and open to the public.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
As news continues to develop about the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, educators can draw on resources from USC Shoah Foundation to help humanize the struggles faced by young immigrants throughout history.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Lucette Valensi, who lived through World War II in Tunisia as a child and is now one of the most influential scholars of North African history, recorded an interview last week for USC Shoah Foundation’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Collection.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
At a time of heightened political uncertainty and polarization, middle and high school teachers are in need of easy-to-use resources that encourage their students to grapple with some of the most difficult but important topics: hate, racism, intolerance and xenophobia.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Los Angeles, June 13, 2017 – A group of students from Chicago who inspired their fellow students to embrace each other’s unique identity has won the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge sponsored by USC Shoah Foundation.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Personal relationships between Jews and non-Jews in Europe before and during World War II will be brought to light during Geraldien von Frijtag Drabbe Künzel’s semester in residence at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research this fall.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Smith will introduce 2,500 business executives from around the world to USC Shoah Foundation at Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)’s annual EDGE conference, held March 1-3 in Vancouver.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Gaelle Elalam’s professional interests don’t necessarily intersect with her work at USC Shoah Foundation, but that work is just as impactful. The wannabe engineer has been a Junior Intern for the Institute since 2015, spending one day out of the month engrossed in analyzing what attitudes breed hatred and intolerance, how you can spread positive moral authority and how you can become an active participant in civil society.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Entering its eleventh week of operation, USC Shoah Foundation’s 100 Days to Inspire Respect campaign will take some time to focus on violence and extremism.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The Challenge, which will award $10,000 total in prizes, invites and encourages students to participate in their communities and complete an IWitness activity by submitting a short explainer video detailing how they were inspired through testimony to make a positive impact.
Friday, April 28, 2017
An estimated 43,000 students participated in 100 Days resources and activities from January 20-April 29.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
With the start of the fall semester just a month away, start marking your calendar for USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s exciting schedule of lectures, academic conference and other events.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
For Board of Councilors Chair Emeritus Robert J. Katz, involvement with USC Shoah Foundation stems not from a direct personal connection, but from an emotional pull he later identified.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
A month after USC Shoah Foundation’s Intercollegiate Diversity Congress (IDC) Summit, Georgia State University Student Government Executive Vice President Jesse Calixte is still buzzing with ideas on how to make his university, the fourth most diverse in the country, more inclusive for all its students. Armed with testimony clips and other USC Shoah Foundation educational tools he obtained during the Summit, Calixte will have plenty with which to make an impact. “Going to this summit was one of my best decisions so far as a student leader,” Calixte said.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
In the field of genocide studies and human rights, storytelling is the most impactful way to give information weight. And the first step to doing justice to the stories and the survivors who provide their testimonies is ensuring they’re translated accurately and with context.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Throughout the week, students and their instructors will learn about courage under the context of different values and individual agency.

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