2008 National Conference » Speakers

Louis Fiset

Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington

Dr. Louis Fiset, Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, has published two books and numerous peer reviewed journal essays on the Nikkei experience in World War II. Subjects focus on health care, seasonal work leave, Justice Department internment camps, censorship, and redress. With a current appointment in UW’s Department of Medical Education, Dr. Fiset is the curriculum director for DENTEX, a two-year training program for Alaska Natives (e.g., Eskimos, Aleuts) to provide dental care for fellow villagers in the most remote regions of the Alaska bush. Dr. Fiset’s book length
manuscript, “Camp Harmony: Seattle’s Japanese Americans and the Puyallup Assembly Center in World War II,” is currently under review at University of Washington Press.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

An Overview of Nikkei Incarceration: World War II Assembly, Relocation, Isolation, Segregation, and Internment Camps
Jeffery Burton, National Park Service
Louis Fiset, Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington
James Hirabayashi, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University
Tetsuden Kashima, Professor, American Ethnic Studies Department, University of Washington
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Capitol 4, 4th Floor
Topic: Basic Introduction