Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 16 Oct - Sat 16 Oct, 1999
(Session 372)

no photo available Ronald Takaki (Faculty)

Country/Region: USA

Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Biography:
Ronald Takaki is professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He has lectured in many countries, including Japan, Russia, and South Africa. Professor Takaki has been on national television to discuss issues of race relations, relations with Japan, and multiculturalism. In 1992, Professor Takaki was invited by the Japanese Ministry of Education to meet policy makers, business leaders, educators, and scholars. His itinerary included a one-hour interview on CNN Japan and a presentation on U.S./Japan relations to the Keidenran (Federation of Economic Organizations). Professor Takaki has advised former vice president Al Gore and president Clinton on issues of race in America. He authored Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, and A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, which was hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “a brilliant revisionist history of America,” and Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb. Professor Takaki debated Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. at a conference on America’s diversity and foreign policies sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his Ph.D. in American history from the University of California, Berkeley. He served as a faculty member at Salzburg Seminar Session 372, Race and Ethnicity: Social Change through Public Awareness, 1999.