[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Kent Calder reads from Wind of the Age : Collected Reflections : April, 2014–March, 2015

  • *This event has finished.
  • Date: Monday, January 18, 2016, 7:00 pm
  • Venue: The Library, International House of Japan
  • Reader: Kent Calder
    (Director, Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University)
  • Language: English (without interpretation)
  • Admission: IHJ members & Library members: Free, Non-members: 1,500 yen
  • (reservations required) ”Closed”
  • *This program will be held thanks to a contribution from an I-House member.

In this reading session, Professor Kent Calder, Director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, will read from his work Wind of the Age, an English translation of a column serialized in the Mainichi Shimbun.
Professor Calder is a prominent academic on foreign affairs on East Asia. He will talk about the column, Japan, and what he felt during his numerous trips around the Asia and the Pacific as well as reading the pieces.

Kent Calder

Photo: Kent CalderKent Calder is Director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS/Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining SAIS, he taught for twenty years at Princeton University, and also as Visiting Professor at Seoul National University, and Lecturer on Government at Harvard University. He has served as Special Adviser to the US 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 US-Japan Relations. His recent publications include: Asia in Washington: Exploring the Penumbra of Transnational Power (Brookings Institution Press, 2014), The New Continentalism: Energy and Twenty-first-century Eurasian Geopolitics (Yale University Press, 2012) and The Making of Northeast Asia (Stanford UniversityPress, 2010). In 2014, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun.