Defining Courage

Defining Courage

Join the Center on Public Diplomacy for a performance of Defining Courage at USC’s Bing Theater to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Defining Courage is a live docu-theatre experience that explores the legacy of the Nisei soldiers -- Americans of Japanese ancestry who served in segregated units during World War II. The Nisei were the most decorated soldiers of the war, and yet their accomplishments are unknown to most. Revisit World War II battlefields in Italy, France, Germany and Japan and discover the heroics of the Nisei soldiers in this innovative and unforgettable performance. 


Event Date: April 30, 2024

Event Time: 6:00 - 7:45 pm (Doors Open at 5:30 pm)

Event Location: Bing Theatre


Contact information: Cesar Corona,


Defining Courage at USC -- the first-ever private performance at any university – is sponsored by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy’s Stroum Arts and Diplomacy Series in partnership with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the School of Dramatic Arts, with the support of the Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association, Asian Pacific Alumni Association, and the Provost’s Office.

* Fields Are Required