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Brad Richardson Memorial Fund:
To build on Brad Richardson’s contribution to Ohio State, the State of Ohio and the community of Japan-related scholars and professionals, the Ohio State Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS) has created the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund and seeks to grow it to the endowment level. Brad Richardson was a Distinguished University Professor in Political Science, the IJS founding Director, and a former Honorary Consul General of Japan for Ohio. Brad passed away in 2015. The Memorial Fund will be used to propel us vigorously towards the same goals that Brad promoted. Namely, the funds will support academic and outreach activities that promote Japanese Studies on campus and that enhance the interest, knowledge and discourse on Japan-related topics in the academic communities and general public. Until the contributions to the fund reach the endowment level, the fund shall function as a current-use fund.
2021 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture:
"The Challenge of Global Governance and Japan's Role"
February 22, 2021, 5:00-7:00 p.m. ET
Online (Registration Required)
Christina Davis Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and Professor of Government, Harvard University
With post-lecture discussants:
- Mitch Lerner Professor, Department of History, OSU; Director, East Asian Studies Center, The Ohio State University
- Alexander Thompson Professor, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University
- William Chou Fulbright-Hays Scholar, Department of History, The Ohio State University
Past Brad Richardson Memorial Lectures:
- 2020 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: "Effective Leadership in Japan: The Case of Shibusawa Eiichi, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist" by Gil Latz, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, Department of Geography, The Ohio State University and Discussant: David Welch, Department of Political Science, The University of Waterloo, February 28, 2020.
- 2019 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: "Abenomics: Escape from the Lost Two Decades of the Japanese Economy” by Takatoshi Ito, Professor, International Public Affairs, Columbia University, February 22, 2019.
- 2018 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: "Has Abenomics Revived the Japanese Economy? Comparative Macroeconomic Perspectives with the US Economy" by Takeo Hoshi, Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center & Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, February 26, 2018.
- 2017 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: "Japan’s Grand Strategy and the US-Japan Alliance" by Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for International Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 17, 2017.
- 2016 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: “Natural and Unnatural Disasters in the U.S.-Japan Comparative Perspectives: 3/11, 9/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan’s Modern World” by Brett Walker, Regents Professor and Malone Memorial Professor of History, Montana State University, and 2015-16 Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, Harvard University, March 4, 2016.
Other lectures supported by the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund:
- IJS Lecture Series: “China’s Hot-Button Maritime and Territorial Claims: A Role for Japan” by David Welch, Research Chair and Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo, February 27, 2020.
- IJS Lecture Series: “Abenomics and Monetary Policy” by Joshua Hausman, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan and faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, February 14, 2020.
- IJS Lecture Series: "Patsy Takemoto Mink and Anti-Nuclear Politics: Atomic Testing in the Pacific during the Cold War" by Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Professor and Chair, Department of Asian American Studies, University of California, Irvine, April.