ICJS Event: "Greg Robinson: Internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII"

Date
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Time
The pubic is to arrive at 13:30
Venue
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 207 (Access)
Admission
Free
RSVP
Registration closed

Temple University cordially invites you to an event co-organized with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Japan Chapter for the Day of Remembrance in memory of the Internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. Professor Robinson will talk on the History of the Internment of Japanese Americans during WWIIand its continuing relevance to both the inmates at Guantanamo Bay and the treatment of Arab and Muslim Americans since September 11th, 2001.


About Professor Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson, a native of New York, is Associate Professor of History at Université du Québec A Montréal, a French-language university in Montreal, Canada. He is the author of By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans (Harvard, 2001), and coauthor of Miné Okubo: Following Her Own Road (Washington, 2008). His next book, a groundbreaking transnational history of ethnic Japanese internment and confinement in North America, will be published in 2009 by Columbia University Press. Professor Robinson has edited and introduced new editions of memoirs by Ayako Ishigaki, Kathleen Tamagawa, and Jenichiro Oyabe, pioneering Japanese American writers whose work he has helped rediscover. He is currently engaged in a long-term study of the historical connections between Nisei and Blacks in North America. In addition to his scholarly work, Professor Robinson is known in the community for his collaboration with Eric Muller on a series of blog posts refuting right-wing columnist Michelle Malkin's attacks on Japanese Americans [post-9/11, she wrote a bestselling US book claiming that the WWII Internment of Japanese Americans was justified]. Professor Robinson's regular column on Japanese American history, "The Great Unknown and the Unknown Great," is featured in the Nichi Bei Times [the largest US newspaper on Japanese American issues].

For more information, please contact Prof. John Masa Mirikitani at mirikitani@tuj.ac.jp


About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

About ICJS

The ICJS is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.