What is Stronger Than Hate? Lessons from Testimony, Media, and Scholarship


Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 6:00pm



The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, along the USC Shoah Foundation, invite you to join Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow and University of Southern California President Carol Folt for an event celebrating Harvard University's subscription to the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive, making the archive available to the Harvard community. 
Opening Remarks: 
Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow 
University of Southern California President Carol Folt 
Panel Discussion: Media scholars and experts on how to combat the rise of hate and the disinformation that spreads it 
How can we learn from lessons of the past to stop hate movements today? What role does the media play in stopping the spread of hateful ideologies? How are disinformation and media manipulation used as tools by extremist groups and individuals? How do current civil rights movements, like Black Lives Matter and Stop AAPI Hate, combat hateful ideologies today?

The panel will include: 


Marty Baron, former Executive Editor of The Washington Post 


Cornell William Brooks, J.D., Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School and former President and CEO of the NAACP 


Dr. Joan Donovan, Ph.D., Research Director of the Shorenstein Center and scholar of disinformation and networked hate groups 


Stephen Smith, Ph.D., Finci-Viterbi Executive Director of USC Shoah Foundation, UNESCO Chair of Genocide Education 


Nancy Gibbs (Moderator), Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and former Managing Editor of TIME 

USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 55,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Harvard University is a full subscriber to the Visual History Archive, providing access to the complete archive of 55,000 testimonies to the Harvard community