March 6

History Forum with Prof. Malia McAndrew

“Recruit the Women:” The Life and Career of Lt. Ethel B. Weed in Post WWII Japan, 1945-1953
Prof. Malia McAndrew, John Carroll University
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Wednesday, March 6
Sakamaki Hall A201

Prof. McAndrew will discuss the experiences of Lt. Ethel Weed, among the first American women to implement U.S. foreign policy and military strategy. Weed served as a Women’s Army Corps officer in occupied Japan where she worked closely with Japanese feminists to “encourage in every way possible the democratic organization of women.” The talk will focus on Lt. Weed’s efforts to promote women’s rights in Japan and discuss the obstacles she faced as one of the first American women to serve in the United States military. Prof. McAndrew is the author of articles and reviews on race and gender in Japan and the United States.

The talk is co-sponsored by the UHM Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and the UHM Department of History. Please contact Prof. Peter H Hoffenberg at 956-8497.