The U.S Embassy to Belgium and the U.S Mission to the European Union celebrated Black History Month in Brussels by hosting a lively discussion including panelist David Goldfield, the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at UNC Charlotte. With other distinguished guests, Goldfield discussed the history of Black History Month as well as its relevance in today’s society.
Goldfield has served as an expert witness in voting rights cases, consulted for history museums, and works as an academic specialist for the U.S. State Department, leading seminars and workshops abroad on various aspects of American political culture and providing historical context for contemporary elections.
Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki will speak Weds., March 20, from 3:30 - 5:00 PM in Student Union 340 as part of the 6th annual International Speaker Series for UNC Charlotte. Fujisaki will present A New Look at U.S.-Japan Relations with an opportunity for questions from the audience after his presentation. The International Speaker Series is free and open to the campus community.
After serving as the Ambassador of Japan to the United States from 2008 – 2012, Fujisaki was installed as President of the America-Japan Society, a non-profit and non-political organization with a mission to promote understanding between the United States and Japan. He is also a distinguished professor at Sophia University and Keio University, both in Tokyo, Japan.