Future Jews 2048 – Webisode 6: Holocaust
In the sixth episode, Morris Miselowski chats to Simon Szwarc, Julia Hussman and Nikki Marczak.
This month’s episode explores the influence and legacy the Holocaust may have in shaping future Jews 2048.
This series of fireside chats seek to inspire, inform and provoke a pragmatic forward-looking community discussion about the possible futures of Jews and Judaism in Australia and globally.
Each month Morris will be joined by 3 guests, each sharing their topic-specific foresights on the possibilities, opportunities and concerns that may be ahead.
Watch the video above, and please continue the discussion in the comments!
We have a Podcast version below for those on the go:
Global Business Futurist
Morris Misel (Miselowski) unleashes possibilities by breaking with convention.
For over 30 years he’s influenced the thinking of some of the world’s biggest organisations and brands to see what tomorrow might look like – long before they experience it.
Morris also shares his practical insights across the global stage and international media outlets, and is recognised for his energy, depth-of-knowledge and foresights.
He was born to be a futurist. The son of Holocaust survivors, who had seen the world crumbling around them, he grew up in a household that believed there would always be a better tomorrow.
This belief has become his lifelong passion.
To get to where he is, Morris has worn many hats. By the age of 18, he was living the entrepreneurial life running a direct mail business. However, moving from his garage-bound business to the global stage and Board Rooms, including delivering a TEDx talk, took a few more steps.
He spent many years as an academic in management and marketing and even ventured behind prison bars for a decade, to co-found and run Victoria’s first volunteer Jewish Prison Chaplaincy Service.
He’s also Australia’s first and only futurist in the Einstein 100 Genius (G100) alumni, an honour he shares with the exceptional, Barbara Streisand and is an Industry Fellow with Griffith University.
Founder & CEO, Guava Insights
Simon is considered one of Australia’s leaders on Innovative Change and Experience Design, having delivered Keynotes, Lectures, Workshops and Collaboration Programs to leadership teams including at board levels.
Simon has over 20 years experience working in advisory and consulting roles to Australia’s largest organisations, specifically around new and leading-edge technologies, and has co-founded three different business centred around innovation and disruptive technologies.
Simon is a Board Director of the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne where he has been actively involved for over 14 years.
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Youth HEAR
Julia is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Youth HEAR, an organisation dedicated to mitigating hate by connecting young adults with the memory of the Holocaust. Julia is also a Director of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and Co-Chair of the Sydney Alliance.
Driven by her motivation to educate both our and the next generation to be active up-standers within society, Julia has built strong and engaged network community stakeholders, non-Jewish community leaders, and political figures.
Julia has participated in an extensive range of leadership and advocacy programs, including March of the Living, Susan Wakil Fellowship, Jeremy Spinak Young Leaders Program, multiple Launchpad Leadership Series and We Are All Sydney.
Julia was the coordinator of the Jeremy Spinak Program in 2020 and works as a mentor for several community leaders and leadership bodies.
Atrocity Prevention Coordinator, The University of Queensland
Nikki Marczak is Atrocity Prevention Coordinator at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, University of Queensland, working on gender, youth, climate change and atrocity prevention in the Pacific.
Nikki is a genocide scholar with a focus on women’s experiences, and has worked with Armenian, Yazidi and Jewish communities on issues including recognition and justice. She participated in German government workshops for descendants of Holocaust survivors and is a member of the Cohesive Communities Coalition, advocating for stronger hate crime laws in Queensland.
Nikki is a member of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, co-editor of the Genocide Perspectives series, and writes for a range of publications including ABC Religion and Ethics, and Plus61J Media.
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