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University of Southern California creates UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education.



Dr Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, was appointed on 3 October holder of a new UNESCO Chair for Genocide Education.

The Chair will engage in international cooperation to promote education and research about the history of genocide and mass atrocities, providing new impetus to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's important international academic and educational programmes. The USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive contains nearly 52,000 testimonies of survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust. 

The creation of the Chair will stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies and develop educational materials, academic projects and professional development for educators while serving UNESCO's overall purpose to promote Holocaust remembrance and education about the history of genocide and mass atrocities.