[Lunchtime Lecture]
President Trump and a Divided America

  • *This program has finished.
  • Lecturer: Aida Hirotsugu (Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University)
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 0:15-1:30 pm
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
  • Language: Japanese(without interpretation)
  • Admission: 1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen, IHJ members: Free) ”Fully
  • *Lunch is NOT included.
  • Seating: 100 (reservations required)
The US has now chosen Donald Trump as its next president. The election revealed the US more divided than ever―by race, gender, income, education and ideology―as well as an underlying advancement of multiculturalism that has led to identity politics. Professor Aida, an expert on the Trump phenomenon, will analyze the future of US politics, economy, and society, and discuss the implications for the global society.
  • Aida Hirotsugu
    (Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University)

    aidaProfessor at the School of Global Studies and Collaboration of Aoyama Gakuin University;guest editorial writer at Kyodo News. Born in 1951. Graduate of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He used to be a manager of the Geneva branch, Washington branch, and the head of editorial writers of Kyodo News and the director of the Japan National Press Club. He has been in his current post since April 2015. He is also a guest professor at Kansai University, research fellow of the Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religion at Doshisha University, editor of The American Interest and the director of the American Studies Foundation. He was the selection committee chair of research grants at the Toyota Foundation in 2010. His publications include Tsuiseki amerika no shisouka tachi (Chuko Bunko, revised edition) and Senso o hajimeru no wa dare ka (Kodansha shinsho), and he translated Francis Fukuyama’s America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy and The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution into Japanese. In addition to those, he has published many articles on politics and the history of thought of America.