The Asian/Pacific/American Institute will host “Imperial Entanglements: Permanent Conditions of War in the Pacific,” a panel discussion on the impact of armed conflict during and after WWII, on Thurs., Dec. 5.

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New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute will host “Imperial Entanglements: Permanent Conditions of War in the Pacific,” a panel discussion on the impact of armed conflict during and after WWII, on Thurs., Dec. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (8 Washington Mews, between University Place and 5th Avenue).

The event is free and open to the public; registration is required at apa.nyu.edu/events or by calling 212.992.9653.

“Imperial Entanglements” will feature Keith Camacho, who will present his new book, Sacred Men: Law, Torture, and Retribution in Guam (Duke University Press, 2019), which demonstrates how the 1944 and 1948 US Navy tribunals in Guam used and justified imprisonment, and other measures, including the exiling of accused Japanese and Chamorro war criminals. It will also include Lisa Yoneyama, the author of Cold War Ruins: Transpacific Critique of American Justice and Japanese War Crimes (Duke University Press, 2016), which considers the ongoing efforts to bring justice to Japanese war crimes, the legacy of US military occupation, and the failure of decolonization in the aftermath of WWII.

The session will be moderated by Dean Saranillio, an associate professor in NYU’s Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.

 

“Imperial Entanglements” is co-sponsored by the NYU Native Studies Forum and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. 

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