Dr Stephen D Smith

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The Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie University is an annual lecture series which explores the broad themes of tolerance, multiculturalism, diversity and difference in contemporary Canadian society. Established as a partnership between the Shaar Shalom Synagogue and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, this lecture series demonstrates our shared interests in bringing these themes to wider civil society.

2018 Lecture – featuring Dr. Stephen D. Smith ​
Countering Hate in the Digital Age: The Power of the Human Story

Dr. Stephen D. Smith is the Finci Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of 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 New 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.
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Open Dialogue events bring members of the Dal community together to collaborate, discuss, challenge and otherwise engage in meaningful and thoughtful conversation on topics ranging from current issues to historical events.


This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions, please contact Genevieve MacIntyre, Faculty and Alumni Communications Officer for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at genevieve.macintyre@dal.ca or 902.494.6288.