Prof. Kent Calder


Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperation, SAIS and Johns Hopkins University
Director for the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
Former First Executive Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University
Former First Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Princeton University
Former Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Former Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Former Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

<Major Works>
Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan ( 2017 )
Singapore: Smart City, Smart State (2016 )

Profile

Professor Calder received his A.M. M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 1979, Professor Calder became the first Executive Director of Harvard University’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and Lecturer on Government at Harvard. In 1983, he became Assistant Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and was promoted to tenured professor at Princeton in 1989. From 1989 to 1993, and again in 1996, Professor Calder also served as Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). From 1997 to 2001, Professor Calder he served as Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. Since 2003, he Professor Calder has served as the Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of East Asian Studies and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS/Johns Hopkins University. Professor Calder he has been giving lectures on Japan-U.S. relations for over 38 years. Professor Calder has played an important role in promoting people-to-people exchange and building trust, which serve as the basis of the Japan-U.S. alliance. Professor Calder’s work in Japanese politics is highly regarded in both Japan and the United States and he has received numerous awards, including the Mainichi Asia-Taiheiyo Grand Prize (1997), In 2014 he was also awarded a Japanese Imperial decoration, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, in recognition of his contribution to Japan Studies and to US-Japan relations.