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Free Webinar | The War and Transformation of the American Community in the Philippines on Sept 24 | Watch Videos HERE!

Free Webinar | The War and Transformation of the American Community in the Philippines on Sept 24 | Watch Videos HERE!

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Ayala Foundation, Inc. – Filipinas Heritage Library, and
U.S. Embassy in the Philippines

with Joseph P. McCallus

A free webinar part of Liberation: War & Hope, a series of events in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.

September 24, 2022 (Saturday)
9:00 – 11:00 AM (PH time*)
Online: Zoom and Facebook Live
FREE Webinar with Certificate

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The War and the Transformation of the American Community in the Philippines is about cultural evaporation. The American community, once a large, vibrant, and historically important group of expatriates, was drastically changed by the war years and a variety of postwar events. This discussion will chart that change from the beginning of the American expatriate experience in 1900 to the present.

“Liberation Talks” is part of the series of events under the Liberation: War & Hope banner program, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. It is organized by Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI) through FHL, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines. Manila Bulletin is the official media partner.

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Joseph P. McCallus

Joseph P. McCallus, Professor of English at Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, has conducted academic research in the Philippines since 1986.  He is the author of Forgotten Under a Tropical Sun: War Stories by American Veterans in the Philippines, 1898-1913, The Kent State University Press; The MacArthur Highway and Other Relics of American Empire in the Philippines, Potomac Books; Gentleman Soldier: John Clifford Brown and the Philippine-American War, Texas A&M University Press; and American Exiles in the Philippines, 1941-1996: A Collected Oral Narrative, New Day Publishers.  Currently, his research focuses on the American involvement in Samar from 1900 through World War II.

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Established in 1996, the Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is the other half of Ayala Foundation’s Arts and Culture Division. As a one-stop digital research center on the Philippines, its mission is to spark and stoke interest in the visual, aural, and printed story of the Filipino.

FHL houses the Roderick Hall Collection on World War II in the Philippines, which focuses on personal experiences, both civilian and military, within the Philippines during the Japanese occupation and the Second World War.

To learn more about FHL, visit