Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM EST
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The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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U.S. and the Japan/ South Korea Alliance 


Tuesday, November 14, 2017                           
The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, Florida  33480
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Dr. Kent Calder will discuss the future of U.S., Japan, South Korea relations

Speaker Profile:  

Dr. Calder is a distinguished Edwin O. Reischauer Professor. He is the Director of the Japan Studies Program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies.Calder joined the faculty of Princeton University in 1983 after teaching for four years at Harvard University, where he earned his Ph.D. He is also the first executive director of Harvard University's Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Utah. He is a specialist in Japanese trade and industrial policy.  Since 1990, he has directed the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Calder took a leave from the university from 1996 to 1999 to serve as special adviser to the U.S. ambassador to Japan, working under Walter Mondale and Thomas Foley. He also has held staff positions with the U.S. Congress and the Federal Trade Commission and has served as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1990. He joined Johns Hopkins SAIS in 2009.  The author of numerous books and articles,  his book Pacific Defense is the first publication by an American to receive the Mainichi Grand Prix in Asia-Pacific Studies in 1997 for its analysis of how economic change is transforming the U.S.-East Asia security equation. His most recent book, Asia in Washington: Exploring the Penumbra of Transnational Power, was published in 2014. His works have been translated into foreign languages including Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese. Calder received his Ph.D. in Government at Harvard University in 1979, where he worked under the Direction of Edwin Reischauer. In 2014, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Japanese government for his contributions to the development of Japan studies in the United States and the enhancement of mutual understanding between the two countries. He is also the recipient of the Ohira, Arisawa, and Mainichi Asia-Pacific Prizes for his academic work.


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