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Admiral Nimitz Foundation Annual Symposium - Home Alive in ‘45: Pivotal Decisions to End the War

September 18 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As the nation commemorates the end of WWII this September, our Annual Symposium is naturally focused on the events and impacts of the end of the War in the Pacific. Aptly titled, Home Alive in ’45: Pivotal Decisions to End the War, the entire symposium will be “virtual,” keeping everyone safe from any risks of the pandemic. The virtual format will provide a wonderful opportunity for the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, the National Museum of the Pacific War and our symposium supporters to experience a new way of convening and sharing information and insights.

Our keynotes which include live Q&A:

Marc Gallicchio - Unconditional Surrender: An Introduction to the End of WWII

Richard B. Frank – Downfall: The Stark Realities of the Atomic Bomb

Craig Symonds - The Legacy of Admiral Nimitz in Today’s Japan

Noriko Kawamura - A Conflicted Man: Emperor Hirohito and the End of the War with the United States

James Hornfischer - Revelation and Reckoning: Total War in the Pacific 1944-1945

Plus 3 concurrent breakouts:

Race in the Military Then and Now, led by Lt. General Vincent Stewart, USMC (Ret.)

The Pandemic—In Search of an Answer, led by Andrew Noymer, Ph.D.

The Evolving Roles of Women in the Military led by Major General Angela Salinas (Ret.)


The final session on Saturday will be a Roundtable Discussion featuring all five ketynote speakers and General Michael Hagee


The symposium will be held over two days: Friday, September 18 from Noon – 5 PM (CDT) and Saturday, September 19 from 9:00 AM – 1 PM.

Three speakers and the breakouts will be featured on Friday and 2 speakers plus the Rountable on Saturday.

Register is now open: Click here to register


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