15.12.2011 - 00:00:00
Lecture and Workshop of Prof. John C. Campbell and Prof. Gerald L. Curtis: ... Politics and Social Policy in Post 3/11 Japan
Thu/Fri, Dec 15/16, 2011
Prof. John C. Campbell, PhD
University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor (emeritus)
Prof. Gerald L. Curtis, PhD
Columbia University, New York
Long-term Problems and Short-term Disasters: Politics and Social Policy in Post 3/11 Japan
Lecture on Thursday, December 15, 2011, 17.00 s.t.
Public Reception, 19:00
Lecture Hall Campus Essen: S07 S00 D07
Workshop on Friday, December 16, 2011, 9.30–13.00
Library Lecture Room, Campus Essen
13.30 joint lunch at Museum Folkwang
15.00 guided tour through Museum Folkwang
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The Scientist-in-Residence is awarded by the University of Duisburg-Essen for distinguished scholars in research areas of strategic importance for the university research programs. The award, created in 1998, is made annually with the generous sponsorship of the Sparkasse Essen. The award enables the university to invite internationally renowned scholars to take up residence at the university in order to interact with researchers and doctoral students. The public lecture by the Scientist-in-Residence covers research frontiers in the awardee’s field of expertise, in a format accessible to the general public.
John Creighton Campbell, University of Duisburg-Essen "Scientist in Residence" in 2011, received his doctorate from Columbia University and has held executive positions at the Social Science Research Council, the Association for Asian Studies and the Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies. He was Professor of Political Science from 1973 to 2007 at the University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor, where he supervised over 20 dissertations in contemporary Japanese and East Asian politics. He is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo, where he coordinates the Social Science Ph.D. Workshop and serves as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Gerontology.
John Campbell has invited Professor Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science at the Columbia University in New York, to join him in a tandem lecture about the implications of the triple disaster for politics and social policy in Japan. Gerald Curtis is the foremost international expert on the Japanese political system, and has met and advised a number of the post-war Japanese Prime Ministers. His most recent visits to the disaster-struck Northeast regions of Japan are the subject of a new documentary on the social dislocations and political challenges of the triple disaster, televised nationally in Japan by Asahi TV. Gerald Curtis is a member of the Trilateral Commission and in addition to his many awards for his publications and public service, he received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star bestowed by the Emperor of Japan, one of the highest honors granted by the Japanese government.