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An East-West Center in Washington public forum presented live via video teleconference
Featuring Dr. Gary Y.
Okihiro, Professor of International and Public
marks its 50th anniversary of statehood this year, coincidentally
the first year in the presidency of the United States' first Hawai'i-born
president. But the islands of the state of Hawai'i have long influenced the United States both culturally and politically
and are integral to America's
history. Hawai'i has also served as an active stage for the United States'
interaction with the Asia-Pacific region. In this special public forum, Gary
Okihiro, author of Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States,
will explore the historic interactions between Hawai'i and the United States as
well as the island's continuing influence on national life, and will describe
Hawai'i's role in helping to build bridges between the United States and Asia.
Gary Y. Okihiro is professor of international and public affairs
and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University.
He is the author of nine books, including Common Ground: Reimagining
American History (a Choice outstanding academic book), Margins
and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture, and Cane Fires:
The Anti-Japanese Movement in Hawai'i, 1865-1945.
He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American
Studies Association, and is a past president of the Association for Asian
American Studies. He received his Ph.D. at University
of California, Los Angeles.
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Free admission. Open to the public.
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You will be directed to
park on the lawn area adjacent to Burns Hall. Space is limited. Pay at main
reception desk in Burns Hall lobby and get parking pass. Display the pass on
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