Sending well wishes as the seasons begin to transition from summer to fall. I will be co-hosting an upcoming virtual series about the 75th anniversary of World War II and how lessons from the war (and peace processes) can be applied today. Interactive dialogue sessions for World War II @75: Sharing Memories, Examining Legacies, and Forging Peace will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to December 2020.
For the first session in the series, Remembrance and Commemoration During Our Current Global Crisis, I have invited fellow oral historian Cameron Vanderscoff to share about his work with the Okinawa Memories Initiative, as we engage with the following questions:
- How is the 75th anniversary of World War II being acknowledged, honored, or commemorated across the globe?
- What impact has COVID-19 had on this process of remembrance?
- What lessons can we learn from the war and how can we apply them to the present moment, as we continue to navigate ongoing global crises and national challenges?
You are warmly welcome to join this public event, which will take place on Zoom next Tuesday, September 8 at 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. EDT (New York timezone). It will be hosted through the Robert Bosch Foundation's Alumni Network and co-sponsored by the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability at Columbia University. Feel free to register and join the virtual session via this link: https://www.boschalumni.net/events/39967. Please note that the 10:00 a.m. EDT (New York timezone) start time for the event is noted as 16:00 CEST (central Europe timezone) on the event page, since this is an international program.
We hope to have participants from across the globe tune in as the online series on World War II legacies continues throughout the fall. All are welcome, so please do feel free to share information about the event with your networks. See you online!