Past Event

WEAI at 75: Reflections on the Arc of Japanese Politics and Policy with Gerald L. Curtis

May 28, 2024
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Tokyo Daijingu Shrine (東京大神宮) 2 Chome-4-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-0071, Japan

Speaker: Gerald L. Curtis, Director – WEAI Japan Research Program, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Special Research Scholar

Discussant: Takako Hikotani, Professor at Gakushuin University and WEAI Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, former Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Political Science

In conversation with Professor Takako Hikotani, Professor Curtis will discuss the prospects for political change, the significance of Prime Minister Kishida's state visit to the US, and the challenges facing the US-Japan alliance in an ever more tense and complicated international environment, among other issues.

This event is hosted by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and co-sponsored by the Columbia University Alumni Association of Japan. This talk is part of the 75th Anniversary Summer Alumni Series in Asia.

This event requires paid admission and will be hosted off-campus. Please see registration link below.


  • To attend this event in-person, please register HERE.


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