Our giving page is no longer active, but we appreciate additional support to our project at any time as we work toward endowment status. If you would like to help reach that goal, please do so here.
Thank you to everyone who helped us reach 205% of our goal for the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund from February 1 – Feb. 28, 2022 by raising $4,110! It is amazing to see how many lives he impacted throughout his career on campus and in the community.
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.
2022 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture:
February 21, 2022, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET
Christine Yano, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Online (Registration Required)
With post-lecture discussant:
- Mari Noda Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University