HEW 2016 Scholar-in-Residence
Scholar-in-Residence Professor Ron Levi holds the George Ignatieff Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Toronto, where he serves as Deputy Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, and is an Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Sociology. He is a sociologist and legal scholar, whose research focuses on justice system responses to violence, crime, and human rights violations. Among his current projects, Prof. Levi is researching the strategies of international criminal courts from the Nuremberg Trial to the present, the practices of UN human rights professionals, the Swiss Banks Holocaust-era litigation, and new strategies in policing and counter-terrorism. Prof. Levi’s next research project will address community safety, insecurity, and radicalization in Europe. An awardwinning teacher, Prof. Levi is a past Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, has launched a Global Justice Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs, and in 2014 was awarded the University of Toronto’s Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize. In 2016, he was appointed as a Permanent Visiting Professor in the University of Copenhagen’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts. Read Ron Levi's essay on the theme, The Future of Memory.
Programs featuring Ron Levi during HEW 2016:
Opening Night | Wednesday, 2 November | Between Tragedy and Farce: Normalizing Nazism on the Internet
Lunch ‘N Learn | Friday, 4 November | The Swiss Banks Holocaust Litigation and Settlement: What Can we Learn from the Proposals to Allocate Residual Funds?
Panel Discussion | Wednesday, 9 November | Community Safety, Insecurity, and Radicalization: Holocaust Memory and Education in the 21st Century
The Scholar-in-Residence is generously sponsored by the Cohen Family Charitable Trust.
HEW 2016 Educator-in-Residence
Neuberger HEW 2016 Educator-in-Residence Dr. Michael Gray
is Head of Government and Politics and teacher of
History at Harrow School in London, one of the UK’s oldest and most famous schools. Michael studied history at King’s College London and then completed his PhD in Holocaust education at the UCL Institute of Education. To date he has published two books, Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education
and Teaching the Holocaust: Practical Approaches for Ages 11–18
, as well as numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on subjects such as students’ perceptions of Jewish identity, the impact of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas on teaching the Holocaust, and students’ preconceptions of the Holocaust. He has presented internationally and works with the UK’s Holocaust Educational Trust in training teachers and educators around the country. Michael was recently involved in coding data for a national study of students’ knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust conducted by the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education. He has also developed a number of curriculum resources on the Rwandan genocide for Survivors Fund and is a member of the British Association for Holocaust Studies and the International Network of Genocide Scholars. Read Michael Gray's essay on the theme, The Future of Memory.
Programs featuring Michael Gray during HEW 2016:
Young Professionals’ Symposium | Sunday, 6 November | Legacy Symposium
Student Symposium | Tuesday, 8 November | Exploring the Future of Holocaust Education through Survivor Testimony: 36th Annual Student Symposium on the Holocaust
Lunch ‘N Learn | Thursday, 10 November | Exploring the Future of Holocaust Education in a Contemporary Setting.
HEW 2016 Artist-in-Residence
Neuberger HEW 2016 Artist-in-Residence Simon Wynberg has been the artistic director of the ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory), the organization’s ensemblein- residence, since its establishment in 2002. He is responsible for its programming, touring, recording projects and overall development. He founded and directed the Scottish Festival, Music in Blair Atholl from 1990 to 2011 and was Artistic Director of Ontario’s Music at Speedside and the Guelph Spring Festival from 1994 to 2002. In tandem with his work for the ARC Ensemble, he lectures and writes on music under National Socialism, and is particularly involved in the research, performance and restitution of works by composers who were exiled and marginalized because of it. As a guitarist, his entry in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians describes him as “not only a virtuoso performer of distinction but one of the guitar’s foremost scholars” and his pioneering work in the field of guitar repertoire has introduced performers to a large body of hitherto unknown music.
Concert | Sunday, 6 November | Music of Another World - Szymon Laks: 1901-1983