ICAS Event: Kent Calder Book Talk: The Making of Northeast Asia

Monday, January 17, 2011
7:00 p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Mita Hall 503/504 (Access)
Kent Calder
Robert Dujarric
Free. Open to general public.
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Our friend Kent Calder, who has played a key role in developing our study group, will discuss his latest book, "The Making of Northeast Asia," which he wrote with Min Ye. Northeast Asia, where the interests of three major nuclear powers and two of the world's largest economies converge around the unstable pivot of the Korean peninsula, is a region rife with political-economic paradox. It ranks today among the most dangerous areas on Earth, plagued by security problems of global importance, including nuclear and missile proliferation.

Yet, despite its insecurity, the region has continued to be the most rapidly growing on Earth for more than five decades - and it is emerging as an identifiable economic, political and strategic region in its own right.

As the locus of both economic growth and political-military uncertainty in Asia has moved further to the Northeast, Calder's book focuses on the prospects for Northeast Asian cooperation within the context of both Asia and the Asia-Pacific regional relationship.


Kent is director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asia Studies and a former professor for 20 years at Princeton University. He is also a former Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan and former Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs. To learn more about the speaker click here.

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

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