ICJS Event: KJ session - "Kent Calder on US bases in Asia"

Date
Friday, August 8, 2008
Time
7:00 p.m. (talk will start at 7:30 p.m.)
Venue
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 213 (Access)
Admission
Open to general public. You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
RSVP
Registration closed

About the Event

Kent teaches at Johns Hopkins SAIS where he heads the Reischauer Center. He is one of America's leading experts on Japan and Asia. He taught at Harvard and Princeton and served as advisor to the US ambassador in Japan prior to taking his current position in Washington DC.

Kent will provide us with an overview of recent book Embattled Garrisons: Comparative Base Politics and American Globalism (Princeton UP, 2007, available here) or for the Japanese version visit here. (Beigun Saihen no Seijigaku: Churyu Beigun to Kaigai Kichi no Yukue, Nikkei Books, 2008)

Embattled Garrisons provides the first comparative examination of host-nation politics toward military bases around the world, with consideration of bases in Europe and the Middle East, as well as Asia, although Asia is the focus. Although the book is mainly political, it also considers how changing technology and geopolitics have affected basing, and the prospects for basing in future years.


About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

About ICJS

The ICJS is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.