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[Lunchtime Lecture] Minorities are Changing American Politics: Change and Continuity


  • *This lecture has finished.
  • Lecturer: Kubo Fumiaki (Professor, University of Tokyo)
  • Date: Friday, July 19, 2013, 12:15-1:30 pm (Doors open at 11:45 am)
  • Venue: Kabayama-Matsumoto Room, International House of Japan
  • Language: Japanese (without English interpretation)
  • Admission: 1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen, IHJ members: Free)
  • (Reservation required) *Lunch is NOT included.

The population of those categorized as “minorities” today in America is increasing and is expected to be the “majority” by 2050. The voting trends of “minorities” are said to have swayed the results of last year’s presidential election. On the other hand, issues regarding marginalized “minorities” are still being raised. In this program Professor Kubo will talk about the future of American politics when the Anglo-Saxon population becomes the minority and the Republicans continue to have weak minority support, considering issues such as illegal immigrants, the rich-poor divide, immigrant integration and “home-grown” terrorism.

Kubo Fumiaki

Photo: Kubo FumiakiReceived a doctorate from the University of Tokyo. Was a professor at Keio University, a Fulbright scholar at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland, and, from 2001 to 2002, a member of Prime Minister Koizumi Junichirō’s discussion panel on a direct election system. His books include Nyūdīru to Amerika Minshu-sei (The New Deal and American Democracy; Sakurada-kai Prize for Political Research, Keio University’s Gijuku-sho Prize in 1990) and Mainoritī ga kaeru Amerika seiji (Minorities are Changing American Politics: Change and Continuity; co-editor, NTT Publishing, 2012). Auditor of the International House of Japan from 2007 to 2011, Member of the Board of Trustees since 2012.