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Mind Over Media

Politics, Propaganda, and the Digital Age

Join us for an election-year discussion with distinguished journalists, speechwriters, and other newsmakers that explores what propaganda is, when we are most suceptible to it, and how we can best recognize and respond to biased information today.

Welcome: Stephen Smith, Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education

Introduction: Michael Sarid, Western Regional Director, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Panelists: Eli Attie, The West Wing screenwriter, TV producer, and former speechwriter Dr. Steven Luckert, Curator of the Museum's Permanent Exhibition and of State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda Leslie Miller, Public Policy Manager, Google Inc. Daniel Rothberg, News Editor, USC Daily Trojan

Moderated by: Dan Schnur, Director of the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics

Closing Remarks: Bruce Zuckerman, USC Myron and Marian Casden Director and Professor of Religion

How did the Nazis rise to power in one of the most highly educated nations in the world and in a democracy with a free press? They coupled sophisticated propaganda with advances in communication technology, enabling their powerful ideas to reach millions. Today's technology knows far fewer boundaries. The onslaught of unfiltered messages confronting each of us daily via social media and the Internet challenges us to be critical consumers of information. Join us for an election-year discussion with distinguished journalists, speechwriters, and other newsmakers that explores what propaganda is, when we are most suceptible to it, and how we can best recognize and respond to biased information today.

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Presented with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, USC Casden Institue for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, and USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education