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June 18th, 2020

The Blavatnik Family Foundation is supporting the fight against COVID-19 locally, nationally and around the world. [...]

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May 20th, 2022

The USC Shoah Foundation is accelerating efforts to preserve the stories, memories, and personalities of Holocaust survivors, thanks in part to the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The USC Shoah Foundation, founded in 1994 by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, recently debuted hologram-like projections of stories by Holocaust survivors, deepening the public’s understanding of World War II. CBS News program 60 Minutes highlighted the project, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing, multi-year production that involves a complex mix of mobile cameras, lighting, and cutting-edge technology. The Shoah Foundation interviewed more than 50 survivors with a variety of experiences, allowing future generations access to first-hand commentary on the Holocaust. [...]

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May 13th, 2022

Tune into the latest episode of the Read Smart podcast, ‘Money Talks’ where our host Shahidha Bari speaks to economist Vicky Pryce and legal scholar Joan C Williams about the turbulent world of economics, where it stands in the non-fictional sphere, and the state of our economy today. Guests explore the reputation economics has as a science, as well as the position of women within this complex structure. Read Smart Podcast is commissioned by The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.  [...]

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May 10th, 2022

The six judges for the 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize have today been announced. Caroline Sanderson, writer and Associate Editor of The Bookseller, will chair the Baillie Gifford Prize judging panel for the 2022 awards. Caroline Sanderson is joined by writer and science journalist Laura Spinney, critic and writer for The Observer Rachel Cooke, BBC journalist and presenter Clive Myrie, the author and New Yorker writer Samanth Subramanian, and the critic and broadcaster Georgina Godwin. More information about submitting books can be found at www.thebailliegiffordprize.co.uk. The prize aims to recognise and reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of any nationality. It covers all non-fiction in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography, and the arts. The 2022 Awards Dinner is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. [...]

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Warner Music Group, Blavatnik Family Foundation Announce $100 Million Fund to Support the Music Community and Groups Promoting Social Justice
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