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Risa Morimoto, A/P/A Studies Prog. & Inst., NYU - 212-998-3692

COMING TO TERMS: The Impact of World War II on American Jews and Japanese American Today

New York

COMING TO TERMS: The Impact of World War II on American Jews and Japanese American Today
Sunday, March 29, 1998
1 p.m.–5 p.m., reception to follow
New York University Law School, Greenberg Lounge
42 Washington Square South


As a supplement to the exhibition America’s Concentration Camps: Remembering the Japanese American Experience at Ellis Island Immigration Museum, this public program brings the Jewish American and Japanese American communities together in an examination of the history of each ethnic group in relation to World War II. While the title of the exhibit has been an area of major debate, this program hopes to engage and inform a wider audience promoting cross-cultural dialogue between different communities around atrocities during World War II.

The program will be introduced and moderated by Catharine Stimpson, Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NYU. Speakers include: Norman Y. Mineta, Senior VP & Managing Director of Lockheed Martin and Former U.S. House of Representatives member; Henry Feingold, Professor Emeritus, Baruch College; Egon Mayer, Professor, Department of Sociology, Brooklyn College; Setsuko Nishi, Professor, Department of Sociology, Brooklyn College. Commentary will be given by Jeffrey Shandler Dorot Teaching Fellow, The Skirball Dept. of Hebrew & Judaic Studies, NYU. Following the presentations will be an interactive question-and-answer period, ending with an open reception.

This event is sponsored by Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute, NYU; The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, NYU; Japanese American National Museum, Nathan Cummings Foundation; Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, NYU; and Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, NYU.

For information, please call A/P/A Studies at 212.998.3700.



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