Featuring: Dr. Kent E. Calder, Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS

Kent E. Calder, director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, will discuss his new book Pacific Alliance: Reviving U.S.-Japan Relations, in which he documents the quiet erosion of America's multidimensional ties with Japan as China rises, generations change, and new forces arise in both American and Japanese politics. In this book, Dr. Calder discusses the challenges for a 21st century military alliance with formidable coordination requirements, explores alternatives to the current alliance model, and offers prescriptions for restoring vitality and purpose in U.S-Japan relations.

Wednesday, April 29

Kent E. Calder is director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS. Previously, he served as professor at Princeton University for twenty years, the Japan chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University, where he served as the first Executive Director of the Harvard University Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Dr. Calder was also the former special advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, former special advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, and is currently a member of the editorial board of Asian Security. His most recent book, Pacific Alliance: Reviving U.S.-Japan Relations, has just been published by Yale University Press.

Filmed and produced by Aaron Siirila and Nicholas Irwin, East-West Center.

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