Accomplishments - June, 2018
Audio excerpts from an upcoming documentary by Jan Thompson, Radio, Television and Digital Media, on reconciliation between descendants of Japanese POWs and their World War II captors were used in the NPR International program “Rough Translation” and Morning Edition earlier this month. In October 2015, Thompson was the only filmmaker allowed when Mitsubishi Materials Corp. executives apologized for using American POWs as forced labor in company mines during the war.
John Shaw, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, will present a lecture Friday, June 15, on his new book, “Rising Star, Setting Sun: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and the Presidential Transition that Changed America” at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Senate Library hosts the lecture series.
Roberto Barrios, Anthropology, discussed issues relating to Sonoma County, California’s October 2017 wildfires at a public meeting June 4 in Santa Rosa. The “Summit on Equity, Recovery and Resilience” looked at how communities recover from traumatic events.