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SPRING 2015 EAS APPROVED COURSES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

spring lecture by dr. william brooks

Dr. William L. Brooks, Adjunct Professor of Japan Studies & Senior Adviser for the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, will speak on "The Policy Agenda of Prime Minister Abe and the U.S.-Japan Relationship" on Thursday, April 16, 7:00 pm, in Seelye 106. Dr. Brooks will discuss Prime Minister Abe's comeback, U.S.-Japan relations, security issues and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. About Dr. Brooks: Dr. William Brooks retired from the State Department in September 2009 after a 35-year career as a diplomat, research analyst, and linguist. In his final assignment, he served as the chief of the Tokyo Embassy's media and translation unit for 16 years (1993-2009). Earlier in his diplomatic career, Dr. Brooks served in the Economic Section of the Embassy Tokyo, as well as in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). Most recently, he published two books, The Politics of the Futenma Base Issue in Okinawa (2010), and Cracks in the Alliance? (SAIS, 2011), in addition to translating a book of Japanese poetry, Beyond the Vast Wasteland (Tokyo, 2011), a memorial to victims of the great earthquake disaster in 2011. He is now writing a book on the Democratic Party of Japan, from which a shortened chapter will be published in SAIS Review. Dr. Brooks earned his Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures, MA in East Asian Studies and BS in History from Columbia University. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by EAS, EAL, GOV, and the Lecture Committee.

 

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