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April 04, 2017
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National World War II Museum
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Fueling Extremism in a Wired World
Public Program

5:00 p.m. Reception  |  6:00 p.m. Presentation

Nazis used radio; today’s extremists use social media. Then as now, new technology provides extremists with the unchecked ability to spread hate and prey upon disenfranchised audiences to realize their deadly agenda. How can societies counter these hateful messages and keep the world safe?

Speakers
Steven Luckert, PhD, Senior Program Curator, Digital Learning and New Media, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Amanda Nimmer, Associate Program Director, Quantum Communications

Moderator
Robert Citino, PhD, Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian, The National WWII Museum

Watch online
Stream the program live at ushmm.org/watch. Registration is not required to watch the live-streamed event.

Co-presented with National WWII Museum. The Museum’s traveling exhibition State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda will remain open for viewing by attendees following the program.

This program and the exhibition State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda have been generously sponsored by the Goldring Family Foundation and the Woldenberg Foundation.



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