December 21, 2005
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM LAUNCHES FREE WEEKLY PODCAST SERIES “VOICES ON GENOCIDE PREVENTION”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience has launched a free, weekly audio and Podcast series “Voices on Genocide Prevention.” Hosted by the Museum’s Committee on Conscience Staff Director Jerry Fowler, the series features insightful commentary from human rights experts, government officials, journalists, and advocates on one of the most vital issues facing our world. Audiences may listen to single programs via streaming audio from the Web site or subscribe to the series and receive weekly programs automatically. The programs are available at www.committeeonconscience.org/podcasts/.
“Programs will provide the latest information on global humanitarian crises, from the genocide in Darfur to ongoing efforts to address genocide worldwide,” says Jerry Fowler. “We hope people will not only access these broadcasts, but join us in our fight against genocide.”
The latest program from Thursday, December 15, featured Michael Ignatieff, the Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University. Previous participants have been New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof; U.S. Senator Sam Brownback; Archbishop Lukudu Loro of Juba, South Sudan; Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, Chair, Sudan Development Organization; and Albaquir Mukhtar, Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.
About Podcasting – Podcasting lets a listener subscribe to audio programs and have them delivered to his or her personal computer and mp3 player. Subscribers will automatically receive the latest episode of the series. To subscribe, one needs an Internet connection and podcast software, usually available free of charge. This software will check the Museum’s “Voices on Genocide” Web site for new episodes and automatically download them.
Situated among our national monuments to freedom, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is both a memorial to the past and a living reminder of the moral obligations of individuals and societies. The Museum fulfills its mission through a public/private partnership in which federal support guarantees the institution’s permanence and hundreds of thousands of donors nationwide make possible its educational activities and global outreach. More than 22 million people – including more than 7 million schoolchildren – have visited the Museum since it opened in 1993, and through its Web site, traveling exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum reaches millions more every year. The Committee on Conscience guides the Museum’s efforts to educate about, prevent and respond to contemporary genocide and related crimes against humanity. For more information, visit www.committeeonconscience.org.