Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

Nov 04

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

“Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek across the Pacific”

Speaker:

Christine Yano, Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, Harvard University; Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Co-sponsored by Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.

Oct 28

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Negotiating with North Korea: Proliferation, Peninsular Stability, Power Consolidation"

Special Series on International Relations of East Asia.

Speaker:

John Park, Adjunct Lecturer; Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.

Co-sponsored by Korea Institute; Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA), Harvard Kennedy School.

Moderator and Chair:

Susan J. Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

William Nehring
wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu

Oct 21

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

“Why China Cannot Rise Peacefully and What That Means for Japan”

Special Series on International Relations of East Asia

Speaker:

John Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago.

Discussant:

Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA), Harvard Kennedy School; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

Contact:

William Nehring
wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu

Oct 14

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

“Abe Government’s Diplomacy and National Security Strategy: A Two-Year Assessment”

Speakers:

Tomohito Shinoda, Vice President; Professor; Director, IUJ Research Institute, International University of Japan.

Thomas Berger, Professor of International Relations, Boston University.

Moderator and Chair:

Susan J. Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

William Nehring
wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu

Oct 07

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Asian Regionalism”

Special Series on Globalization and Governance.

Speaker:

Peter Petri, Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance, Brandeis University.

Moderator:

Mark Wu, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center.

Contact:

William Nehring
wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu

Sep 30

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Food after Fukushima: Scientific Citizenship and Risk in Japan"

Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

Speaker:

Nicolas Sternsdorff Cisterna, Postdoctoral Fellow, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

Moderator and Chair:

Susan J. Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Sep 16

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

“Japan’s Software Industry: What Went Wrong?”

Speaker:

Robert Cole, Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Co-sponsored by Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School.

Moderator:

Mary Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology; Chair of Sociology, Harvard University.

Contact:

William Nehring
wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu

Sep 23

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

“Japan's Trouble With Islands: Law, Territory, and History"

Speaker:

Alexis Dudden, Professor of History, University of Connecticut.

Moderator and Chair:

Susan J. Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Korea Institute.

Sep 09

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan: "Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown"

Speakers:

Gregory Jaczko, Former Chairman, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (2009–2012).

Kenji Tateiwa, Manager of Nuclear Power Programs, Washington DC Office, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

Herman Leonard, George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Management, Harvard Kennedy School; Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.

May 13

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Porte Room (S250)

"Prospects for Japan's Economic Growth"

Speakers:

Miho Takizawa, Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Toyo University.

Shinichiro Terada, Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. KDDI Corporation.

Hideaki Hirata, Visiting Scholar, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University. Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Hosei University.

Discussant:

Walter Hatch, Associate Professor of Government, Colby College.

Contact:

William Nehring
wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu

May 08

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Rethinking Japan’s State and Civil Society"

Speakers:

Seiko Mimaki, Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Postdoctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Yusuke Hirata, Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Sankei Shimbun.

Haruko Kagenishi, Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Asahi Shimbun.

Discussant:

Mary Alice Haddad, Associate Professor of Government, Wesleyan University.

Contact:

William Nehring
wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu

May 01

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S153

"Japan Debates Its Energy Future"

Speakers:

Atsuko Seo, Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Tokyo Gas Company.

Hideharu Sakota, Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Rie Yamada, Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Asahi Shimbun.

Apr 24

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S153

"The Geopolitics of Japan’s National Security"

Speakers:

Takehiko Ogihara, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Shinju Fujihira, Executive Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

Discussant:

Thomas Berger, Associate Professor of International Relations, Boston University.

Contact:

William Nehring
wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu

Apr 29

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Japan in a Global Depression: Deflation and Economic Growth in the Late 19th Century"

Speaker:

Steven Ericson, Associate Professor of History, Dartmouth College.

Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.

Contact:

William Nehring
wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu

Moderator:

Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University.

Apr 22

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Future Robots, Disaster, and Demographic Crisis in Japan"

Speaker:

Shawn Bender, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Dickinson College.

Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Department of Anthropology.

Contact:

William Nehring
wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu

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