Global Alliance 2012 Biennial Conference
GA, in conjunction with our affiliate, APWAM, presents a two and one half day conference:
US-Asia Issues In Education
An international conference for teachers, students, and researchers on exploring issues of US history and relations with all nations of the Pacific. The unresolved war crimes and atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces on mainland Asia and on island nations of the Pacific during the war stand in the way of justice and human rights for the victims.
Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning, September 14, 15, 16
Double Tree Hotel and Conference Center
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda Maryland 20814
Preliminary program includes plenary sessions and breakout discussion groups, Saturday evening banquet, and documentary films
Speakers and presenters:
James Bradley, author, A simple message for education
Prof. Chris Simpson, US Archives studies and analysis
Prof. Ok Cha Soh, Comfort Women report and status
Randy Edwards, WW II POW survivor
Robert Rosenthal, WW II POW survivor
Stephanie Rizas, Teacher, Curricula development for Pacific War Study in Maryland
Patrick McElhaney, Teacher, Changing educational policy in California
CJ Park, Korean American Civic Empowerment, Latest on monuments, billboards, news advertisements
Warren Hegg, "Spirit of '45" Flying Tigers in History
Every day is a holiday
Torn Memories of Nanjing
All Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning sessions open to all. Sunday GA business session open to members of all GA affiliate organizations
- Friday: Registration, informal talk, photo exhibit, light dinner, kickoff meeting, speaker, film
- Saturday: Morning sessions on teaching WW II history, lunch or movie, afternoon sessions on educational and research issues, (including eye witness accounts), Affiliate reports, evening banquet.
- Sunday: GA workshops on Diaoyu Tai, Sex Slaves, 2020 Olympics, Memorial installations, and program.
- Monday: Planned public demonstration for justice and peace.