Conference Planning Committee: Professor Matthew Hughes, Dr. Keith Camacho, Jessica Jordan, Scott Russell and Lolly Villagomez.
Goal: To convene a top quality conference featuring presentations by respected scholars on topics relating the World War II battles for Saipan and Tinian. This will be a featured event during the activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the battles for Saipan and Tinian to be held on Saipan in June 2014.
Date/Time: Saturday, June 14, 2014. 8 am to 5 pm.
Venue: Visitors’ Center Theater, American Memorial Park, Garapan, Saipan.
Theme: “Cultures in War: Combatants, Islanders and Settlers in the Pacific War and After”
Format: Four consecutive panels comprising 10-12 speakers covering a variety of topics and viewpoints associated with the battle for the Marianas and its aftermath within the larger context of the war in the Pacific.
Participants confirmed: Dr. Bruce Gudmundsson, Dr. Harold Goldberg, Professor Matthew Hughes, Don Farrell, Jessica Jordan, Dr. Takashi Fujitani, Dr. Yujin Yaguchi, Dr. Kathleen Williams, Professor Anderson Giles, Alfred Flores, Dr. Matthew Cook and Professor Haruko Cook.
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