GSW, Andersonville National Historic Site to Honor POW/MIA with September 13th Convocation
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Georgia Southwestern State University and Andersonville National Historic Site will host the 12th annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Convocation on Wednesday, September 13 at 11 a.m. in Georgia Southwestern’s Student Success Center. Mindy Kotler will be the speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
The convocation is in conjunction with the POW/MIA Recognition Day events, which honor service members who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. Recognition Day will be observed on Friday, Sept. 15. The weekend will also honor former POWs and the families of those still MIA with The Ride Home event. The final schedule will be available soon at www.theridehome.com.
Kotler is the founder and director of Asia Policy Point, a membership nonprofit research center in Washington, DC studying the intersection of history and regional security in Northeast Asia.
Kotler is also the editor-in-chief of the Asia Policy Calendar, a weekly electronic newsletter previewing the news, resources, and programs concerning US relations with Asia and the Japan Brief: Weekly News from Japan. She works closely with members of Congress on issues of history and foreign policy with Japan.
She serves as a volunteer Washington liaison for the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Memorial Society. She helps draft the organization’s congressional testimony, letters to the Administration, and coordinate POW reconciliation trips to Washington.
Kotler received her Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Yale University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and History with High Honors in Chinese History from Smith College.