Sep 18 - Sep 19

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The National Museum of the Pacific War’s 33rd Annual Symposium Goes Virtual


Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and The National Museum of the Pacific War will hold its 33rd annual symposium online, September 18 - 19, 2020. This year’s symposium, titled Home Alive in ’45: Pivotal Decisions to End the War, will focus on the events surrounding the final days and lasting impacts of World War II, particularly in the Pacific theater. Keynote speakers include a New York Times’ bestselling author, noted historians, prominent university professors and experts on the war in the Pacific. In addition to lectures, each with live Q&A, there will be a live, interactive panel discussion. See the full list of topics and speakers below. TOPICS & SPEAKERS: Unconditional Surrender - An Introduction to the end of WWII Marc Gallichio, award-winning author and Chair of History Department at Villanova University Downfall - The Stark Realities of the Atomic Bomb Richard B. Frank, veteran and author of Guadalcanal-- The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle A Conflicted Man: Emperor Hirohito and the End of the War with the United States Noriko Kawamura, Arnold M. and Atsuko Professor of History at Washington State University and author of Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific War and Turbulence in the Pacific: Japanese - U.S. Relations During World War I The Legacy of Admiral Nimitz in Today’s Japan Craig Symonds, Ernest J. King Distinguished Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College and Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy Revelation and Reckoning: Total War in the Pacific 1944-1945 James Hornfischer, author of four New York Times bestsellers and considered one of the most commanding naval historians writing today Panel Discussion All five keynote speakers will participate in the live, panel discussion scheduled to be the final session of the Symposium on Saturday, September 19 Other sessions, such as breakouts may be added to the program


time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
phone (830) 997-8600
cost Admiral Nimitz Foundation Member $50; Non-members $65 Active-duty or retired military veterans $25 Students and teachers FREE* WWII veterans FREE*
location Virtual Event
address National Museum of the Pacific War,311 E Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

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