Speakers Bureau

The Institute has a diverse field of experts in such areas of inquiry as current innovations in documenting genocide, the state of Holocaust education and countering antisemitism.

Andi Gitow
Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Media Production

Andi Gitow oversees the Media Department, leading content and partnership strategy, as well as immersive technologies.  Andi is on special leave from... read more

Wolf Gruner, PhD
Founding Director, Center for Advanced Genocide Research

Originally from Germany, Wolf Gruner is a historian and a specialist for the research on the Holocaust and German-Jewish history, topics on which he... read more

Karen Jungblut
Director of Global Initiatives

With the Institute since 1996, Karen has led an international and multilingual staff to successfully catalog and index the archive and has been... read more

Stephen D. Smith, PhD
Andrew J. and Erna Finci Viterbi Endowed Executive Director Chair

Dr. Stephen D. Smith, Finci-Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, is committed to making the testimony of survivors of the... read more

Kori Street, PhD
Senior Director of Programs and Operations

Dr. Kori Street came to the Institute in 2011 from Mount Royal University, where she was an Associate Professor and served as Chair of... read more

Claudia Wiedeman, PhD
Director of Education

Claudia Ramirez Wiedeman oversees the strategic direction of the Institute’s global education program. Working with a mighty team of subject matter... read more