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Dean of Arts and Sciences Lecture Series at Bentley Begins February 28

February 12, 2007

Herbert Bix, professor of history and sociology at Binghamton University, New York, will discuss the definition of war crimes and war crimes trials since World War II on Wednesday, February 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Pavilion in the Adamian Academic Center on the Bentley College campus.

The program marks the inauguration of a new Dean of Arts and Sciences Lecture Series presented by the Center for Arts and Sciences at Bentley. Bix is the first speaker in a series focused on war crimes and human rights.

Herbert Bix is vice chair and director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at Binghamton University. In 2001, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan and received the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a Japan historian and student of the political, military, and social history of 19th- and 20th-century Japan. For several decades, he has written about modern and contemporary Japanese history in the United States and Japan. Bix's current research centers on the Asia-Pacific War and its aftermath, Western images of the Showa emperor Hirohito, and Japanese constitutional thought.

The mission of the Center for Arts and Sciences is to help make the arts and sciences a vital, integral and challenging aspect of undergraduate and graduate education at Bentley. The center promotes research and teaching in the disciplines and at the intersection of arts, sciences, and business. Through its programs, it promotes individual scholarship, while encouraging cross-disciplinary discussion and research.

For more information on this event, please call Cyrus Veeser, Director of the Center for Arts & Sciences, at (781) 891-2827. For driving directions and maps, go to .

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