"Recruit the Women:" Lt. Ethel B. Weed in Post-WWII Japan, 1945-1952
March 6, 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Mānoa Campus, Sakamaki Hall A201
Prof Malia McAndrew, John Caroll University, will discuss the fascinating life and career of Lt. Ethel B. Weed, the first American woman to implement U S foreign policy and military strategy in occupied Japan after World War II. Lt. Weed worked under General Douglas MacArthur and developed strong relationships with Japanese women and participated in the growing political mobilization and participation of Japanese women between 1945 and 1952, when she left Japan. Dr. McAndrew will discuss Weed's many successes in Japan as a strong and active feminist encouraging pacifism, democracy and education, and the irony that while promoting womens equality in Japan, she struggled to find womens equality in her own life back in the United States. The talk is free and open to the public.
History Department, Mānoa Campus
Peter H Hoffenberg, (808) 956-8497, firstname.lastname@example.org