Due to changes in the Federal Parliamentary sitting schedule, Senator Lisa Singh has unfortunately had to pull out of the panel in November. We thank her for her interest and support for the Asian Australian Identities 4 conference.
We are however very glad to announce another speaker for the panel. Professor Don Nakanishi will be joining us from the United States, where he was Professor Emeritus (1994-2009) and the Director of UCLA's Asian American Studies Centre (1990-2010). Don was responsible for ground-breaking work in the field of Asian American political studies, including launching the National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac in 1976. We thank Don immensely for making himself available for the conference and our event.
More about Don's background can be read here. Below is a clip of Don talking about the 40th anniversary of UCLA's Asian American Studies Centre.