Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

2019 Apr 16

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"The Future of Fukushima"

Speaker:

Naomi Hirose, Executive Vice Chairman (Fukushima Affairs), and President, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Holdings, Inc. (2012-17).

Moderator:

Andrew Gordon, Faculty Associate. Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University; Acting Director (2018-2019), Harvard-Yenching Institute.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Apr 23

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Insider Out: Foreign-Born Women's Labor Force Participation in Japan, Sweden, and the United States"

Speaker:

Tristan Ivory, Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Sociology, University of Missouri.

Moderator:

Mary Brinton, Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Apr 02

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"From Leader to Laggard, Japanese Energy and Climate Change Policy"

Speaker:

Phillip Lipscy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Acting Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Professor of Government; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Mar 26

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline"

Speaker:

David Leheny, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Acting Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Professor of Government; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Mar 12

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan"

Speaker:

Eiko Maruko Siniawer, Professor of History, Williams College.

Moderator:

Andrew Gordon, Faculty Associate. Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History and Acting Director (2018-19), Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Mar 05

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Shifting Terrain: Soka Gakkai, Komeito, and Prospects for Constitutional Amendment"

Speaker:

Levi McLaughlin, Associate Professor of Asian Religions, North Carolina State University.

Moderator:

Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Feb 19

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Democracy and Inequality: Learning Through Sound in Tokyo, Boston, and Berlin"

Speaker:

Ian Condry, Professor of Japanese Culture and Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Moderator:

Theodore Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Feb 26

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 Antiracism Movements: Gendered Negotiations of Violence and Vulnerability"

Speaker:

Vivian Shaw, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Acting Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Professor of Government; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Feb 12

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"The Economic Impact of America's New Protectionism"

Speaker:

David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy; Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Acting Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Professor of Government; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Feb 05

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"The External Sources of Rising State Strength"

Speaker:

Jennifer Lind, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College; Faculty Associate, Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies, Harvard University.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Acting Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Professor of Government; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Nov 27

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"The Politics of Tax Increase in Comparative Perspective: Abe Government and the Value-Added Tax (VAT)"

Speaker:

Junko Kato, Professor of Political Science, University of Tokyo.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Dec 04

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Banking on the Future: U.S.-Japan Relations, the ADB and the AIIB"

Speaker:

Ambassador Robert Orr, Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank (2010-16); Distinguished Visiting Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University; Chairman of the Board, Panasonic Foundation (2007-10); President, Boeing Japan (2002-07).

Moderator:

Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Nov 13

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"East Asian Trade at a Crossroads: From TPP to China's State-led Capitalism"

Speaker:

Christina Davis, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Moderator:

Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Oct 12

Symposium: "Origins of Prosperity and Stability: State Building in 20th Century Asia"

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Belfer Case Study Room (S020)

Welcome

Susan Pharr, Faculty Associate. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Yasunori Nakayama, Director General, Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA).

Keynote Speech

"The History of Asia in the 20th Century: The Origins of Prosperity and Stability"

Akihiko Tanaka, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

Discussant: Thomas Berger, Professor of International Relations and Director, Center for the Study of Asia, Boston University.

Panel: "State Building in 20th Century Asia"

Shin Kawashima, Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo.

Lung-chuh Chang, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica.

Nobuhiro Aizawa, Associate Professor, Kyushu University.

Keiko Tsuji Tamura, Professor, Graduate School of Social System Studies, the University of Kitakyushu.

Discussant: Dwight Perkins, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, Harvard University.

Moderator:
Susan Pharr, Faculty Associate. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA).

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Oct 23

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Trump's Trade Policy: Can Theories of International Political Economy Explain It?"

Speaker:

Keisuke Iida, Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

This event is part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, celebrated from October 20–27, 2018.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
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