Join us for an inspiring evening as we launch our 20th Anniversary year with some exciting announcements and plans for the future. This will be a meaningful program with featured guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation. We will also honor the leadership of our outgoing Chair, Dr. John Cohen, and welcome our incoming Chair, David Wise.
Dr. Stephen D. Smith is the Finci-Viterbi Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, and holds the UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education. Smith founded the UK Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire, England and cofounded the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide. Smith has served as a producer on a number of film and new media projects, including Dimensions in Testimony, and the VR project The Last Goodbye. In recognition of his work, Smith has become a member of the Order of the British Empire and received the Interfaith Gold Medallion. He also holds two honorary doctorates, and lectures widely on issues relating to the history and collective response to the Holocaust, genocide, and crimes against humanity.