Gerald L. Curtis is Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and former Director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. He is the author of numerous books and articles published in both English and Japanese including Seiji to Sanma—Nihon to Kurashite 45 nen (Politics and Saury: 45 Years Living with Japan), The Logic of Japanese Politics, The Japanese Way of Politics, and Election Campaigning Japanese Style. He divides his time between Columbia University and Tokyo where he is active as a columnist, speaker and writer.
Professor Curtis was born and raised in New York City. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1969 and has been on the Columbia University faculty since 1968.
Hugh T. Patrick is Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School, Co-Director of Columbia’s APEC Study Center, and R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus. He joined the Columbia faculty in 1984 after some years as Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. He completed his B.A. at Yale University in 1951, earned M.A. degrees in Japanese Studies (1955) and Economics (1957) and a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan in 1960. He has been a visiting professor at Hitotsubashi University, University of Tokyo and University of Bombay.