IUC Lecture Series

IUC Lecture Series

This series invites alumni of the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) to give public lectures in Japanese.

  • Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC)

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) offers an intensive program of training in spoken and written Japanese at the intermediate and advanced level to budding scholars in Japanese studies and students planning Japan-related professional careers.


[IUC Lecture Series] Asia in Washington: Exploring the Penumbra of Transnational Power 2018

  • *This event now concluded.
  • Lecturer: Kent Calder (Vice Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies)
  • Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Language: Japanese (without English interpretation)
  • Organizers: International House of Japan, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, and The Nippon Foundation
  • Admission: Free (reservations required)

  • Washington, D.C., the preeminent global political city, is home to various institutions of different countries including NGOs, think tanks, and international organizations. In recent years, the presence of Asia is ever more increasing within Washington and its changing role raises major issues regarding how rising powers assimilate themselves into the global governance structure. Professor Calder will examine how Asian countries establish, increase, and leverage their Washington presence, and the impact on Washington itself and the decisions made there.

    Kent Calder

    Before arriving at SAIS in 2003, Professor Calder taught for twenty years at Princeton University, and was a Lecturer on Government at Harvard University. Having been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1990, he also served as Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and as the first Executive Director of Harvard University’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1979, where he worked under the direction of Edwin O. Reischauer. He is the author of numerous books including, most recently, Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan (Stanford University Press, 2017). He was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in 2014. Professor Calder attended IUC during the 1974–75 academic year.

    *This lecture series is part of the Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies.


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