To build on Brad Richardson’s contribution to the OSU, the State of Ohio and the community of Japan-related scholars and professionals, the OSU Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS) has created the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund and seeks to grow it to the endowment level. Brad Richardson was 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.
Thank you to everyone who helped us reach 77% of our goal for the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund in February 2017 by raising $2,310. It is amazing to see how many lives he impacted throughout his career on campus and in the community.
Our giving page is no longer active, but if you would like to provide any additional support to our project, please do sohere.
Lectures supported by the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund:
2017 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: "Japan’s Grand Strategy and the US-Japan Alliance", Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for International Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 17, 2017