Talk on Diversity & Inclusion

Dr. Curtiss Takada Rooks, an inspiring lecturer who has spoken on two occasions at AGU, will be the keynote speaker at a free talk on March 9th at the International House of Japan. His speech will be about solidarity between Japanese-Americans and other minority communities, referring to case studies from research projects on diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

EVENT: Reflections from Japanese Americans on today’s drive for diversity and inclusion
WHEN: March 9, 2023 (Thursday), 16:00~18:00
International House of Japan; Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall Click here.
LANGUAGE: English & Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in diversity, inclusion, and Japanese American affairs.


Born in Kanagawa Japan to a native Japanese mother and African American father, Dr. Rooks earned his B.A. in 1979 with a double major in Economics and Asian Studies (honors) from Dartmouth College. He received his M.A. in Public Policy from Trinity College in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Comparative Culture from the University of California, Irvine. In 1996, he was a University of California Regents Fellow. Prior to his appointment at Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Takada Rooks was a tenured assistant professor in Asian American Studies at San Jose State University.

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