2008 National Conference » Speakers

Greg Robinson

Associate Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal

Greg Robinson, a native of New York, is Associate Professor of History at Université du Québec À Montréal in Montreal, Canada. He is the author of By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans (Harvard, 2001) and coauthor of Mine Okubo: Following Her Own Road (Washington, 2008). In 2009, Columbia University Press will publish his next book, a groundbreaking transnational history of ethnic Japanese internment and confinement in North America. Professor 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. Professor Robinson’s regular column on Japanese American history, “The Great Unknown and the Unknown Great,” is featured in the Nichi Bei Times.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 4

Perceived Threats: Being Persons of Japanese Ancestry in the Territory of Hawai`i and Canada During World War II
Lloyd Inui, Professor Emeritus, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, California State University, Long Beach
Norman Okihiro, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Mount St. Vincent University
Greg Robinson, Associate Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Mineral Hall F & G, 3rd Floor
Topic: Passing It Forward

Saturday, July 5

Sharing a Historic Space: African Americans, Native Americans, and Nikkei
Sara Begay
Martha Nakagawa, Journalist
Ruth Okimoto
Greg Robinson, Associate Professor of History, Université du Québec À Montréal
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Mineral Hall B & C, 3rd Floor
Topic: Defining, Preserving and Expanding the Community