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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute organized a symposium for educators and leaders of partner organizations in Rwanda and South Africa on July 25 and 26.  The symposium, titled Teaching, Testimony, and Transformation:  Global Landscapes, centered on the educational use of Holocaust and genocide survivor testimony in the classroom setting.  Participants worked towards a shared understanding of opportunities and challenges that educators face in different countries and the factors that contribute to convergences and divergences in education across national borders.  They also explore
Friday, April 13, 2012
In April, two senior staff members of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute traveled to South Africa and Rwanda to meet with partners and explore new relationships and opportunities for collaborative initiatives.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
On February 14, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter participated in a prototype interview for New Dimensions in Testimony, an initiative to record and display 3D interactive testimonies that will preserve the dialogue between Holocaust survivors and learners far into the future.  Gutter's interview was part of the New Dimensions in Testimony seminar (February 13-15), which brought together Holocaust survivors, technologists, and leaders of museums and memorial institutions from around the world.  More
Friday, February 10, 2012
On February 10-11, the USC Shoah Foundation hosted a two-day event devoted to a multi-faceted inquiry of memory and its manifestations in individual and public life.  Sponsored by The Dornsife Commons, the event was led by USC Shoah staff member Dr. Dan Leshem.
Friday, September 7, 2012
In July, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute held a follow-up workshop for graduates of the 2011 Master Teacher Program.  Participants reconvened as a professional practice- and learning-community after using testimony in the classroom during the past school year.  MoreAlbum posted on:  September 7, 2012 
Monday, April 23, 2012
The University of Pennsylvania has become the first destination in the state where people can access the Institute’s Visual History Archive.  Penn marked the occasion with an April 23 launch event at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia.  press releaseAlbum posted on:  May 4, 2012 
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
On February 7, 2012, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m., the USC Shoah Foundation hosted an event entitled Witness and Responsibility, in the Doheny Memorial Library.  The day-long event focused on artistic work that engages with catastrophe and events—personal and world-wide—which challenge our sense of how things ought to be.  The event was a part of the Association for Jewish Theatre's four-day international conference in Los Angeles, Reflecting and Shaping a Shifting World.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
On January 26, 2012, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., the USC Shoah Foundation offered a lecture entitled I Wanted to Prove Myself to the Men:  Female Perpetrators in the Killing Fields of the Holocaust, in the Social Sciences building on the USC campus.  The lecture featured Wendy Lower, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of History and lecturer at Maximilians University, Munich.  Drawing from wartime documents, postwar trials, private letters, and interviews, this lecture focused on outstanding cases of women who participated in the Holocaust, some in ghetto liquidations and mass shootings of Poli
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
From August 1-3, the USC Shoah Foundation–The Institute for Visual History and Education, held a best practices workshop for graduates of the Master Teacher Program, a professional development program for educators that centers on the use of Holocaust and genocide eyewitness testimony in the classroom.  MoreAlbum posted on:  August 6, 2012 
Monday, April 16, 2012
Yehuda Bauer, one of the foremost authorities on the subject of the Holocaust, made an exclusive trip to Los Angeles to give the Institute's inaugural Yom Hashoah lecture on April 16.  Bauer, who is the Institute's scholar-in-residence, discussed the roots of genocide and realistic approaches to overcoming it.  ListenAlbum posted on:  May 8, 2012 
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The USC Institute of Armenian Studies held a gala banquet on April 15 to honor the Institute for championing the Armenian Genocide Digitization Project, which aims to digitally preserve all existing eyewitness testimony related to the genocide.  The Armenian Film Foundation’s interviews will be the first collection in the project.  press releaseAlbum posted on:  May 8, 2012 
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Arnold Spielberg, father of USC Shoah Foundation Institute Founder Steven Spielberg, was honored with the Institute's inaugural Inspiration Award at a private luncheon in Los Angeles, on April 26.  Arnold was recognized for his many years of mentorship and support of the Institute's work, especially in the area of humanity through technology.  press releaseAlbum posted on:  May 8, 2012 
Monday, January 23, 2012
More than 350 New York metropolitan area high school students debuted the work that they completed in the IWitness application at the United Nations Headquarters, on January 23, 2012.The event was cosponsored by the United States Mission to the United Nations, and held in observance of the International Day of Commemoration, in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.  The theme of the week of events for 2012 at the United Nations is “Children and the Holocaust.”Read a news item about the event.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The inaugural workshop of the Institute's Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century program ran from July 1-6 at Central European University in Budapest.  The program for teachers in Europe provides professional development training centered on the educational use of Holocaust eyewitness testimony.  Twenty teachers from across Hungary (and three from Hungarian-speaking regions beyond the national border) completed the workshop, which prepared them to produce their own testimony-based classroom lessons and activities. 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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 JCPenney®.  Jimmy Kimmel hosted, and Mary J.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Paris Papamichos Chronakis, a visiting research scholar at the University of California–Los Angeles, visited the Institute on May 24 to discuss his research in the Visual History Archive.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Dozens of students at USC attended the HBO-sponsored Student Voices Master Class, an event consisting of workshops and panel discussions on testimony-based documentary filmmaking.  Academy Award-winning filmmakers shared their expertise at the event, including Michael Apted, whose keynote lecture on ethical documentary filmmaking drew nearly 150 people.  moreAlbum posted on:  March 15, 2012 
Thursday, March 8, 2012
In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, the Institute and The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme convened a roundtable discussion, "Strength Through Adversity:  Women and Mass Violence," at the University of Southern California.  The roundtable focused on the capacity of women to overcome adversity and empower others in the face of extreme violence; participants included women survivors of recent conflicts in Central Africa and Eastern Europe.  more
Friday, April 20, 2012
On April 20, at Los Angeles City Hall, Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Eric Garcetti recognized the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and the Armenian Film Foundation for working jointly to preserve memories of survivors and other witnesses of the Armenian Genocide.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The 2012 Student Voices Film Contest was held April 5, 2012.  The evening included an award ceremony, screening, and panel discussion.Fifteen short films were submitted this year and developed around the following themes:  Whose Responsibility is "Never Again,” Inheriting Genocide, and The Outsider in Me.