• "You ROCK!"
  • "Inspiring beyond words"
  • "Loved your speech.
    It really made an impact"
  • Gifted Communicator
  • High Energy
  • Groundbreaking
  • Globally Respected
  • Scholar, Speaker and Leader
  • Information that will
    change your life
  • Excellence through diversity
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Expertise

  • Ethnic Studies
  • Social and Cultural History
  • World History
  • American Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Asian American Studies

Travels From

  • New York, United States

Gary Y. Okihiro is a professor at Columbia University in New York City. He is a gifted communicator with a unique ability to make the complex simple and to teach and inspire.

For over thirty years, Professor Okihiro has been teaching, motivating and assisting universities, associations, organizations, corporations and individuals to the importance of diversity and the impacts of ethnic studies scholarship. He has presented hundreds of times to audiences around the world. His high-energy and groundbreaking lectures, workshops, and programs are packed with information that will change your life, improve your business, and enliven your group to action!

Professor Okihiro has appeared in lectures, conferences, and workshops before diverse audiences, including high school students and teachers, professionals in government and business, university students, faculty, and administrators, and academics in Brazil, Canada, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam. He has appeared on the History Channel, in documentary films, and on national public television and radio. And he has shared the platform with leading intellectuals like Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, and Manning Marable.

Author and editor of 19 books and over 45 articles, essays, and book chapters, Professor Okihiro is a globally respected scholar, speaker, and leader who will impact your group in unlimited positive ways.

Possible speaking topics are, though not limited to:

  • Highlights from his most recent books, Island World and Pineapple Culture
  • The idea and practice of comparative ethnic studies
  • The significance of peoples of color and the Third World movement to U.S. and world history
  • Asian American studies
Expert Commentary
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  • Intersecting stories with the Japanese American community

  • Piecing Together our History

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Gary Y. Okihiro’s Presentations
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  • APA Compass interviews Gary Okhiro

  • Impounded: Dorothea Lange’s Censored Images of Internment.

  • Pineapple Culture: A New Book

  • Boston College lecture

  • NPR Talk of the Nation

  • Hard Row to Hoe: Japanese Agriculture in the Silicon Valley

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