July 21, 1880|
|Occupation||Writer, Social reformer|
Lasker was born in Hamburg, Germany on July 21, 1880. He moved to England in 1901 and worked in various social reform movements, particularly with Seebohm Rowntree and The Rowntree Trust, as well as with David Lloyd George.
Work in the United States
In 1914, Lasker immigrated from England to the United States. He lived in New York City and worked at the Henry Street Settlement and on various committees appointed by the Mayor. He was associate editor of the Survey Magazine, 1917-1923, and later worked with Survey Graphic. He was also associated with the World War I Inquiry. Lasker took a particular interest in Asian migration and Asian-U.S. relations, traveling extensively for the Institute of Pacific Relations in East Asia and Southeast Asia. He wrote about social, economic, educational, and cultural conditions in the region, as well as relations with the West.
In 1931, Lasker published Filipino Immigration to the Continental United States and to Hawaii, one of the earliest scholarly studies of Filipinos in America. Other publications include:
- Human Bondage in Southeast Asia (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press)
- Jewish Experiences in America (1930)
- Propaganda from China and Japan: A Case Study in Propaganda Analysis
- Educational Progress in Southeast Asia
- "Bruno Lasker papers, [ca. 1923]-1951". columbia.edu.
- "Reminiscences of Bruno Lasker : oral history, 1956". worldcat.org.
- "Bruno Lasker papers, [ca. 1923]-1951".
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