● Lecture by MIT Professor Richard J Samuels「3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan」
February 2013
 
Lecture by MIT Professor Richard J Samuels
「3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan」
 
 MIT-J and SSJ cordially invites you to join us for a special lecture by Richard Samuels, professor at MIT Department of Political Science, awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star in November 2011. Professor Samuels' special lecture will cover his research of post-earthquake Japan which will be published in April in his book 「3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan」.

Professor Samuels serves as a Principal for MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative launched at MIT after 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, and along with professor Shun Kanda who is supporting the recovery efforts in Minami Sanriku, has been involved in restoration activities that obtained high appreciation from local communities.
http://japan3-11.mit.edu/
Professor Richard Samuels is an expert in Japanese politics and economy, and security policy system in East Asia. Through his research, books and lectures, as well as guidance to the next generation of Japan researchers, he has contributed to understanding of Japan in the US. In 1981, with the purpose to create a pro-Japan group among the new generation of scientists and engineers, professor Samuels has founded the MIT Japan Program, and has since then served as its director.
We welcome the participation of all MIT alumni, as well as their families, friends and acquaintances. Please register in advance. We are looking forward to seeing all of you on March 26th, 2013.

Speech will be given in English.

【MIT Professor Richard Samuels Profile】
                
Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Political Science.
Ph.D., MIT, Department of Political Science, 1980.
Department Head, MIT Department of Political Science, 1992 - 1997.
On November 3, 2011, awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for Japan-related research and contribution to friendship between Japan and United States. In 1981, with the purpose to create a pro-Japan group among the new generation of scientists and engineers, founded the MIT Japan Program, and has since then served as its director. In 2001-2007, served as Chairman of USJapan
Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange [CULCON].
Books:
The Business of the Japanese State -Energy Markets in Comparative and Historical Perspective (winner of 1988 Masayoshi Ohira Prize)
Rich Nation, Strong Army: National Security and the Technological Transformation of Japan
Machiavelli’s Children: Leaders and their legacies in Italy and Japan

Note
1. Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

2. Place: Shin Marunouchibiru 9th Floor Conference Square Room901
     1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6509
    
     
http://www.marunouchi.com/shinmaru/access/

3. Fee: Advance registration required. In case number of registrants exceeds venue capacity, those registrants who completed advance fee payment will be given a priority.


【Advance payment】 1,500

【Payment on the day】 2,000

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6. Registration deadline: Please make sure to register by March 15 (Fri)
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7. Venue capacity: 120 (we will stop accepting registrations after online RSVPs reach 120)


【Agenda】
18:30 Doors Open
19:00 MIT Professor Richard Samuels Lecture 「3:11: Disaster and Change in Japan」
20:00 Q&A




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