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Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D.

Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Mitchell T. Maki is vice provost of Academic Affairs at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is the lead author of the award-winning book Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress, a detailed case study of the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Dr. Maki serves on the Board of Governors and on the Scholarly Advisory Council of the Japanese American National Museum. He is a sought-after presenter on issues ranging from the Japanese American redress movement to contemporary community issues.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 5

Opening General Session with Keynote Addresses
The Honorable Tomoko Dodo, Acting Consul General , Consulate-General of Japan
The Honorable Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council
Tom Ikeda, Executive Director, Densho
G.W. Kimura, Ph.D. (Cantab.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American National Museum
The Honorable Mike Lowry, Former Governor, State of Washington
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Tim Otani, External Affairs Manager, Union Bank
Seattle Kokon Taiko


Time: 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Topic: General Activity

Japanese American Redress (For Teens)
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills


Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan B
Topic: Youth-Friendly

Saturday, July 6

Opening Plenary with Keynote Addresses
Kathryn A. Bannai, Member, Board of Governors, Japanese American National Museum
Tammie Kanda, Corporate Communications, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
G.W. Kimura, Ph.D. (Cantab.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American National Museum
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Alan Nishio, Board President, Little Tokyo Service Center
The Honorable Mary M. Schroeder, Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Topic: General Activity

Border Crossings: A Comparative Assessment of Japanese American and Japanese Canadian Redress [AUDIO]
Art Hansen, Professor Emeritus, History and Asian American Studies, California State University, Fullerton
Joy Kogawa, Writer
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Judge Maryka Omatsu


Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Redwood A & B
Topic: Basic Introduction

Luncheon Banquet with Keynote Address
G.W. Kimura, Ph.D. (Cantab.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American National Museum
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Lori Matsukawa, News Anchor, KING 5 Television
Eric K. Yamamoto, Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law and Social Justice , University of Hawai`i, William S. Richardson School of Law


Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Topic: General Activity

Dinner Banquet with Keynote Address [VIDEO]
Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council
G.W. Kimura, Ph.D. (Cantab.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Japanese American National Museum
Mitchell T. Maki, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, California State University, Dominguez Hills
The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Gordon T. Yamate, Esq., Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Japanese American National Museum


Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Topic: General Activity