Monday, December 6, 2021 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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Celeste Simon 
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach 
21st Century Geo-Economics Indo-Pacific Sea Lanes Japan, South Korea, Taiwan

 Monday, December 6, 2021

The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 

155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480  
6:00 p.m. – Registration & Social
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation

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

Speaker Profile:  Kent Calder is director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and previously served as Director of Asia Programs from 2016 to 2018. Prior to his arrival at Johns Hopkins SAIS in 2003, Calder served as Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), professor at Princeton University, lecturer on government at Harvard University, and the first Executive Director of Harvard University’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations.

A specialist in East Asian political economy, Calder spent 11 years living and researching in Japan and four years elsewhere in East Asia. 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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