MEDIA ADVISORY: Steven Spielberg and USC President C. L. Max Nikias to make important announcement regarding USC Shoah Foundation

April 24, 2014

Contact: Josh Grossberg at (213) 740-6065 or josh.grossberg@usc.edu and Krystal Szabo at (213) 740-0965 or kszabo@usc.edu.

WHAT: As USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education commemorates its 20th anniversary, founder Steven Spielberg and USC President C. L. Max Nikias will announce a new initiative that will examine how and why genocides occur, and explore new methods of intervention and prevention.

WHO:
Steven Spielberg, founder, USC Shoah Foundation
C. L. Max Nikias, USC president
Steve A. Kay, dean, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Stephen D. Smith, executive director, USC Shoah Foundation
Wolf Gruner, holder of the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and USC professor of history
Beth Meyerowitz, USC vice provost for faculty affairs and USC professor of psychology

WHEN: 1 p.m. Friday, April 25. Media must be in place by 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Town & Gown, USC University Park Campus
PARKING: To RSVP and for parking information, call Josh Grossberg or Krystal Szabo at 213-740-6065 or 213-740-0965

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USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education is dedicated to making audiovisual interviews with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, a compelling voice for education and action. The Institute’s current collection of nearly 52,000 eyewitness testimonies contained within its Visual History Archive preserves history as told by the people who lived it, and lived through it. Housed at the University of Southern California, within the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Institute works with partners around the world to advance scholarship and research, to provide resources and online tools for educators, and to disseminate the testimonies for educational purposes.