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Paul Watanabe

Paul Watanabe chairs the Political Science Dept. and directs the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston. He chairs the U.S. Census’ National Advisory Committee and serves on the board of the ACLU of MA.

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Remembrance: Daniel Inouye Was My Role Model

By Paul Watanabe

Growing up in Utah as an American of Japanese descent, I searched for role models — athletes, movie or television stars, pop singers — who I could identify with and who looked like me and my family.

Election 2012

Romney's Bane Is Obama’s Gain

By Paul Watanabe

As a result of his off-the-cuff remarks, instead of spending the final weeks of the campaign touting the GOP’s winning message, Mitt Romney is having to do damage control.