Hall Center For The Humanities


Akira Iriye
History, Harvard University

"The Cultural Foundations of Peace"
Seminars : Conflict & International Change Seminar

Tue., Mar. 25, 2003, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hall Center Conference Room
An expert in U.S.-East Asian relations and the historical dynamics of globalization, Akira Iriye, Charles Warren Professor and chair of the Department of History at Harvard University, earned his BA from Haverford College and his PhD from Harvard University. He is the author of 13 books, including Power and Culture: The Japanese-American War, 1941-1945 (1985), Cultural Internationalism and World Order (1997), and, most recently, Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World (2002).

Professor Iriye has been awarded numerous international prizes and fellowships, received honorary doctorates from Wittenberg and Kalamazoo Colleges, and served as a visiting scholar at Waseda University, the London School of Economics, and the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. In 1988, he served as president of the American Historical Association.

Professor Iriye will also present the second annual Grant Goodman Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies, titled "Japanese Imperialism in the Age of Globalization" to be held in the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 7:30pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Grant Goodman is professor emeritus of history at KU, specializing in Japanese history and in Japan's cultural relations with South and Southeast Asia. A lifelong advocate for Asian studies at KU and across the nation, Goodman directed KU's Center for East Asian Studies during its formative years. He has written, edited or co-edited 15 books and more than 60 articles. He has served as a visiting professor at
universities throughout Asia and Europe.

The Grant Goodman Distinguished Lecture in Japanese Studies is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies with additional financial support from the Hall Center for the Humanities, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of History.

For more information, please contact Bill Tsutsui at (785) 864-9435, btsutsui@ku.edu

March 25, 2003
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Hall Center Conference Room
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