Dr SMITH is committed to making the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust and of other crimes against humanity a compelling voice for education and action. An adjunct Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California, he is a theologian by training.
Dr SMITH founded the UK Holocaust Centre and co-founded the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide. He was also the inaugural Chairman of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust in the UK, directed the creation of the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda and is a trustee of the South Africa Holocaust and Genocide Foundation. He currently holds the UESCO Chair on Genocide Education.
Dr Smith has produced several award-winning documentary films, including: The Last Goodbye and The Girl and The Picture. In recognition of his work, Smith received an OBE and the Interfaith Gold Medallion. He also holds two honorary doctorates.