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America’s Forever Wars in Asia

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.


A virtual talk on US empire in Asia with 2022-23 A/P/A Institute at NYU Writer-in-Residence E. Tammy Kim in South Korea, writer Akemi Johnson in California, and journalist Jonathan de Santos in the Philippines.

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Jonathan de Santos is news editor at Philstar.com in Manila, the Philippines. He has been editing news since 2013 but has also covered the Senate, the peace process in the southern Philippines, Indigenous peoples’ issues and development-induced displacement. His research interests also include misinformation and disinformation, land reform and food security issues. He is a member of the 2021-23 board of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and is its chairperson.

Akemi Johnson is the author of Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa, which was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. A former Fulbright scholar to Japan, Johnson has written for The Nation, The Washington Post, NPR’s All Things Considered and Code Switch, and other publications. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Brown University, Johnson has taught writing at the George Washington University, the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and the University of Iowa. She lives in Northern California.

E. Tammy Kim is a contributing writer at The New Yorker who covers labor and the workplace, arts and culture, and the Koreas. She is also a co-host of the weekly podcast Time to Say Goodbye, a contributing editor at Lux magazine, a 2022 Alicia Patterson fellow, and a fellow at Type Media Center. She co-edited Punk Ethnography (Wesleyan University Press, 2016), a book about the politics of contemporary world music. She is the 2022-23 Writer-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.


Venue: Online event
Add to Calendar 10/13/2022 04:30 PM 10/13/2022 06:00 PM America/New_York America’s Forever Wars in Asia More detail: https://apa.nyu.edu/event/americas-forever-wars-in-asia/