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Black Americans and U.S.-Japan Relations

January 21 @ 4:00 pm

The 2020-2021 Speaker Series: Blackness in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies will present “Black Americans and U.S.-Japan Relations with Ms. Paige Cottingham-Streater, executive director of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.

Ms. Cottingham-Streater directors the work of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, an independent federal government agency that supports research, education, public affairs and exchange with Japan. Its mission is to support reciprocal people-to-people understanding and promote partnerships that advance common interests between Japan and the United States.

Ms. Cottingham-Streater is the recipient of Japan’s Foreign Minister’s Commendation in recognition of her longstanding work to strengthen U.S.-Japan relations. The award, made on March 31, 2004, commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Amity between Japan and the United States.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Morgan Pitelka, Dames department chair.






January 21
4:00 pm