USC Shoah Foundation, Leavey Library, Fourth Floor

Join us on campus or on Zoom on March 28, 2023 at 4:30 PM PST for this special public convening featuring a keynote by distinguished scholar Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, in recognition of the Mickey Shapiro Endowed Chair in Holocaust Education Research at the University of Southern California. The event will be moderated by Dr. Ishwar K. Puri.


“Since neuropsychological research suggests that it is what you have emotion about that you will think about, and it is how you think that grows your brain and skills, we need to shift what kids and teachers have emotion about in school from emotions about outcomes to emotions about ideas.” 

-Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, PhD


As neuroscientists are deepening our understanding of how we learn, Mary-Helen Immordino Yang suggests that the foundation of the future of education is rooted in story – stories that help us care. Through a poetic transdisciplinary approach combining neuroscience, pedagogical theory and practice, developmental science, and a deep understanding of the post-Covid educational context, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang  helps us re-imagine education generally and Holocaust education specifically. Joined by leading experts in educational research, policy and practice, this public program will demonstrate how an interdisciplinary approach to educational transformation rooted in research  can advance educational innovation & change, academic achievement and civic flourishing.



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