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Greg Robinson, Ph.D.

Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal

Greg Robinson is a native of New York and currently is Professor of History at Université du Québec à Montréal. He is the author of By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans (Harvard, 2001) and A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America (Columbia University Press, 2009), a groundbreaking transnational history of ethnic Japanese internment and confinement in North America. Dr. Robinson has also 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. Dr. Robinson’s regular column on Japanese American history, The Great Unknown and the Unknown Great, is featured in the Nichi Bei Weekly.

Articles written by this presenter are available on-line.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 6

Nikkei Activism and the Civil Rights Movement [AUDIO]
Diane C. Fujino, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Asian American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Daryl Joji Maeda, Chair & Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Greg Robinson, Ph.D., Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal
Tamio Wakayama, Writer, Photographer


Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Cedar A & B
Topic: Speaking Up

The World War II Nikkei Experiences in the Pacific Rim (Hawai`i, Latin America, Japan) [AUDIO]
Eiichiro Azuma, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Franklin S. Odo, Ph.D.
Greg Robinson, Ph.D., Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal
Grace Shimizu, Director, Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project & Campaign for Justice: Redress Now for Japanese Latin Americans!


Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Aspen
Topic: Basic Introduction

Closing General Session
Sybil Jordan Hampton, Ed.D., Retired President, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council
Masako Iino, Past President and Professor, Tsuda College
Craig Ishii, Executive Director, Kizuna
Lane Maki, Student
Greg Robinson, Ph.D., Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal


Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom
Topic: General Activity