TITLE: Cultural Stewardship in Asian Pacific American Communities
SPEAKER: Dr. Franklin Odo
EVENT DATE: 05/26/2010
RUNNING TIME: 52 minutes
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration comes to a close with a keynote address titled "Cultural Stewardship in Asian Pacific American Communities" by Franklin Odo, founding director of the Smithsonian Institution's Asian Pacific American Program.
Speaker Biography: Dr. Franklin Odo received a master's degree in East Asia Regional Studies from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Japanese history from Princeton University. Before joining the Smithsonian Institution in 1997, Odo was a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Hawaii and a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Hunter College, Princeton and Columbia Universities. He is the author of "No Sword to Bury: Japanese Americans in Hawaii during World War II" and editor of "The Columbia Documentary History of the Asian American Experience."