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Welcome to the Hmong Across Borders Conference: Mai Na Lee, Yang Dao, Sia Her, Yang Thai Vang, Karen Hanson, and Ian Baird, Oct. 2013


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Welcome and Opening Remarks by
Mai Na M. Lee, History, University of Minnesota;
Karen Hanson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Minnesota;
Sia Her, Executive Director of the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans;
Ian Baird, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and
Yang Dao, University of Minnesota, Emeritus

Performance of Qeej Song about the Loss of the Hmong Kingdom and their Writing System by
Yang Thai Vang, Zaj Qeej

Part of the second Hmong Across Borders conference on October 4-5, 2013 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Hosted by The Consortium for Hmong Studies between the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference was possible thanks to the support of the Luce Foundation, the University of Minnesota’s Imagine Fund for Special Events, Asian American Studies Program, Immigration History Research Center and Archives (IHRC), the Institute for Advanced Study, the Hmong Studies Consortium, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

hmong elephant footFollowed by a keynote address by Prasit Leepreecha, “Hmong Across Borders and Borders Across Hmong: Socio-Political and Intellectual Influences Upon Hmong People”.

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