Japan: A Year After the Tsunami
April 26, 2012 at 7:30pm
The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. Olympia
Free lecture, open to the public
Professor Robert Pekkanen, Associate Professor in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, will discuss politics, economics, demographics, Japan’s role in the region and its relations with the USA.
His first book, Japan’s Dual Civil Society: Members Without Advocates (Stanford, 2006) won the Ohira Prize in 2008. Pekkanen’s fourth book examines party organization and theories of institutional change and origin through the case of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party. The Rise and Fall of Japan’s LDP: Political Party Organizations as Historical Institutions (Cornell University Press, 2010).
Sponsored by the Olympia World Affairs Council.