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Cultures in War

Conference organizers and presenters.  Front row, from left: Eulalia S. Villagomez, Jessica Jordan, Dr. Yujin Yaguchi, Alfred P. Flores, Dr. Harold Goldberg, Don Farrell, Professor Haruko Taya Cook, Dr. Kathleen Broome Williams, Dr. Lisa Yoneyama and Courtney Short. Back row: Professor Anderson Giles, Scott Russell, Dr. Michael Clement Jr., Dr. Theodore Cook, Dr. Matthew Hughes, and Damien O'Connell (Council photo).


The Council convened a one-day history conference on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Saipan World Resort.

"Cultures in War: Combatants, Islanders, and Settlers in the Pacific War and After" featured presentations by 14 regional and international scholars on a range of topics relating to the World War II battle for the Marianas and its aftermath within the larger context of the Pacific War.  Presentations covered a variety of viewpoints and was open to the public. It attracted approximately 300 people.

This conference was held in conjunction with ceremonies to mark the 70th Anniversary of the World War II battles of Saipan and Tinian.

View conference presentations on YouTube using the following links:

Harold J. Goldberg and Anderson Giles

Damien O'Connell and Theodore Cook

Lisa Yoneyama and Haruko Taya Cook

Yujin Yaguchi, Alfred P. Flores and Michael Clement Jr

Kathleen Broome Williams, Jessica Jordan and Matthew Hughes

Courtney Short and Don Farrell


The Council gratefully acknowledges financial support for the conference from the following organizations:



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