Japan in the World: A Symposium in Honor of Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University

Date: 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 9:00am to 5:15pm

Location: 

Online Only

9:00–9:15 am: Welcome

Christina Davis
Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Jeffry Frieden
Department Chair; Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Department of Government, Harvard University

Mary Brinton
Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

9:15–10:30 am: Panel, "Japan and the Study of Comparative Capitalism" (tentative title)

Chair:

Hirotaka Takeuchi
Professor of Management Practice, Strategy Unit, Harvard Business School

Panelists:
Margarita Estévez-Abe
Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Rieko Kage
Professor of Political Science, University of Tokyo

Jiyeoun Song
Associate Professor of Political Economy, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University

Michael Witt
Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy and International Business, INSEAD

2:00–3:15 pm: Panel, "Japan’s Democratic Governance: Institutions and Civil Society" (tentative title)

Chair:
Elizabeth Perry
Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University

Panelists:
Daniel Aldrich
Professor of Political Science; Director, Security and Resilience Studies Program, Northeastern University

Amy Catalinac
Assistant Professor of Politics, Department of Politics, New York University

Henry Laurence
Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies, Bowdoin College

4:00–5:15 pm: Panel, "Japan in International Relations" (tentative title)

Chair:
Christina Davis
Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Panelists:
Phillip Lipscy
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

Saadia Pekkanen
Job and Gertrud Tamaki Edowed Professor, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Kim Reimann
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Georgia State University

Mireya Solís
Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution

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Co-sponsored by the Department of Government, Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

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