||Richard J. Samuels
||Japan's Response to the 3.11 Disasters
||Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, 13 January 2014
||Buy a copy of 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan from Good Day Books
Richard J. Samuels is Ford International Professor of Political Science at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Director of MIT's Center
for International Studies, and Founding Director of the MIT Japan
Program. In 2001 he became Chairman of the Japan-US Friendship
Commission, an independent Federal grant-making agency that supports
Japanese studies and policy-oriented research in the US. In 2005,
Professor Samuels was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts
Professor Samuels served as Head of the MIT
Department of Political Science from 1992 to 1997 and as Vice-Chairman
of the Committee on Japan of the National Research Council until 1996.
Grants from the Fulbright Commission, the Abe Fellowship Fund, the
National Science Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation, have
supported eight years of field research in Japan.
Professor Samuels's book, Machiavelli's Children: Leaders and Their Legacies in Italy and Japan
(Cornell Univ. Press, 2003), a comparative political and economic
history of political leadership in Italy and Japan, won the 2003 Marraro
prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies and the 2004
Jervis-Schroeder Prize for the best book in International History and
Politics, awarded annually by the International History and Politics
section of the American Political Science Association. His book 'Rich Nation, Strong Army': National Security and the Technological Transformation of Japan
(Cornell Univ. Press, 1994) won the 1996 John Whitney Hall Prize of the
Association of Asian Studies and the 1996 Arisawa Memorial Prize of the
Association of American University Presses. His book The Business of the Japanese State: Energy Markets in Comparative and Historical Perspective (Cornell Univ. Press, 1988) received the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize. In 1983, Princeton Univ. Press published his book Politics of Regional Policy in Japan.
attend Richard Samuels's BookNotes presentation on Japan's response to the 3.11 disasters, you must buy a copy of 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan (Cornell Univ. Press, 2013) from Good Day Books. Hardcover copies of 3.11 may be purchased from Good Day Books for three thousand seven hundred seventy five yen (¥3775) each, tax included, while our supply lasts.