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WHO: Montgomery College Professor Vincent Intondi
WHAT: Possible visit by President Barack Obama to Hiroshima, Japan
WHEN: April 14 – ongoing
WHERE: In–studio, on campus, via email or telephone
BACKGROUND: Vincent Intondi is an expert on African American history and nuclear studies. He is an Associate Professor of History at Montgomery College and Director of Research for American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute. A proponent of nuclear disarmament, Intondi is a critic of the U.S. decision to use atomic bombs in World War II. His research focuses on the connections between race and nuclear weapons. He is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, often discussing President Obama’s nuclear policies. Intondi, along with Director Peter Kuznick, has taken students on a study-abroad class to Hiroshima and Nagasaki every summer since 2009 as part of AU’s Nuclear Studies Institute. In 2014, Intondi published an “Open Letter to President Obama” to visit Hiroshima.” He is currently on national tour for his new book, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement, which was published by Stanford University Press.
Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.