Professor Kent E. Calder


Professor Kent E. Calder

AYF Chairman
Vice-Dean, School of Advanced International Studies,
Johns Hopkins University
Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Centre for East Asian Studies

Before arriving at Johns Hopkins SAIS in 2003, Professor Calder served as Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Professor at Princeton University, Lecturer on Government at Harvard, and as the first Executive Director of Harvard University’s Program on US-Japan Relations.

He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1979, where he worked under the direction of Edwin O. Reischauer. A specialist in East Asian political economy, he has spent eleven years living and researching in Japan and four years elsewhere in East Asia. In 2014, Professor Calder was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.

His most recent works include Super Continent: The Logic of Eurasian Integration (Stanford, 2019) Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan (Stanford, 2017); Singapore: Smart City, Smart State (Brookings, 2017); Asia in Washington (Brookings, 2014); and The New Continentalism: Energy and Twenty-First Century Eurasian Geopolitics (Yale, 2012).