Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

2018 Nov 06

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Explaining the Diverse Care and Migration Policies in East and Southeast Asia"

Speaker:

Ito Peng, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto.

Moderator:

Mary Brinton, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality. Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology; Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Oct 30

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Rethinking the 'American Century' through the Prism of Modern Japan"

Speaker:

Frederick Dickinson, Professor of Japanese History, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Oct 16

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

“Varieties of Corporate Governance: Japan and the World”

Speaker:

Michael Witt, Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Affiliate Professor of Strategy and International Business, Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Oct 09

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

“Political Origins of Cybersecurity Capacity: Lessons from Japan and East Asia”

Speaker:

Ben Bartlett, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Oct 02

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

“Taming Japan’s Deflation: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy”

Speaker:

Saori Katada, Associate Professor of International Relations, School of International Relations, University of Southern California.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Sep 25

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"When Revolutions Fail: Japan’s 1960 Protests and the Contemporary World"

Speaker:

Nick Kapur, Assistant Professor of History, Department of History, Rutgers University.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Sep 18

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

Please note the change of location.

"North Korea as a Nuclear Weapons State"

Speakers:

Vipin Narang, Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ambassador Nobuyasu Abe, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs (2003–06); Commissioner, Japan Atomic Energy Commission (2014–17).

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Sep 11

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Bringing Outsiders In: Women and Foreign Workers in Elite Jobs in Japan"

Speaker:

Hilary Holbrow, Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Sep 04

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Political Corruption and Scandals in Japan"

Speaker:

Steven Reed, Professor of Modern Government, Emeritus, Chuo University.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Apr 17

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Public Broadcasting in the Age of Fake News: Can NHK, NPR, or the BBC Save Democracy?"

Speaker:

Henry Laurence, Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies, Bowdoin College.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Mar 27

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"China, the U.S., and East Asia's Maritime Disputes"

Speakers:

Admiral Dennis Blair, Chairman of the Board and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; U.S. Director of National Intelligence (2009-10); Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Command (1999-2002).

Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Apr 27

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Room K050

Associates' Panel: "Japan and Asia's Response to a Rising China"

"India's Evolving Role in the US-Japan Alliance"
Speaker: Victor Teo, The University of Hong Kong.

"The Role of Domestic Laws on China's Foreign Policies on the Sea"
Speaker: Yuji Maruo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"China's Exchange Rate Policy and Japan-China Economic Relations"
Speaker: Makoto Hojo, Ministry of Finance.

Discussant:

Thomas Berger, Professor of International Relations, Boston University.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Apr 10

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

Associates' Panel: "New Opportunities and Challenges in the Japanese Economy"

"Diversity and Inclusion in 'Japan Inc': Women and Foreign Workers in Japanese Multinationals"
Speaker: Hilary Holbrow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations.

"Energy Utilization after the Paris Agreement"
Speaker: Toshio Kurumura, Tokyo Gas Company, Ltd.

"Establishing a Legal Framework for the Sharing Economy"
Speaker: Aya Miyai, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

Discussant:

William Grimes, Professor of International Relations and Political Science; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Apr 06

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

Associates' Panel: "Evolving State-Society Relations in Japan and the U.S."

"Social Movements against Domestic Violence in Japan"
Speaker: Kanoko Kamata, Community Organizing Japan.

"Public-Private Collaboration in Cybersecurity"
Speaker: Shoichi Ito, National Police Agency.

"Americans' Changing Collective Memory about the Decision to Use Nuclear Weapons in 1945"
Speaker: Daisuke Kawakami, Yomiuri Shimbun.

Discussant:

Mary Alice Haddad, Professor of Government and Chair, College of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2018 Apr 24

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

"Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work"

Speaker:

Steven Vogel, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.

Moderator:

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

Discussant:

Peter Hall, Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

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