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Public Lecture by Mr. David Harris, Executive Director of American Jewish Committee in Tokyo

“Politics, Society, and Presidential Campaign in the U.S.: An American Jewish Perspective”

Organized by
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
American Jewish Committee External link
Study Group in American Politics
Institute of Business Law and Comparative Law and Politics,
Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo External link
The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law, the office of Dr. Fumiaki Kubo,
A. Barton Hepburn Professor of American Government and History

The video of the lecture is now on YouTube.
Please note that the lecture is in English, though opening remarks are in Japanese.

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Public Lecture by Mr. David Harris, Executive Director of American Jewish Committee in Tokyo “Politics, Society, and Presidential Campaign in the U.S.: An American Jewish Perspective”(YouTube)

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership(CGP), American Jewish Committee(AJC), Study Group in American Politics and the University of Tokyo will organize a lecture by Mr. David Harris, the Executive Director of AJC, on Wednesday, October 21.
How have crucial political decisions been formed in the U.S.? What is the role of the American Jewish community in the complex public debate about U.S. foreign policy?
Mr. David Harris, who has been leading one of the most influential Jewish American advocacy groups in the United States, will explore the inner dynamics of American Jewish community and U.S. presidential campaign, and its views towards the prospects of U.S. foreign policy, including extremism in the Middle East and Iran deals. Dr. Fumiaki Kubo, Professor of The University of Tokyo, will moderate the Q&A session.
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schedule
Date&Time Wednesday, October 21, 2015 18:00-19:30 (Doors open at 17:30)
Venue

Conference Room , 8th Floor, Faculty of Law Building No.3,
Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo アクセスExternal link

Language

English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation

Program
18:00-18:05

Opening Remarks

18:05-18:50

Lecture by Mr. David Harris, the Executive Director, American Jewish Committee

18:50-19:30

Q&A Moderated by Dr. Fumiaki Kubo, Professor at the Graduate School for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo

Capacity

100 seats(Free Admission)

How to Register

Please send an e-mail with your name and affiliation to
jfkkouen@j.u-tokyo.ac.jp.jp
The registration is closed, since the number of participants has reached the limit.
Since seats are limited, registration in advance is appreciated. You can join the lecture without the registration when there are vacant seats.
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Contacts on registration and venue

The office of Dr. Fumiaki Kubo, the University of Tokyo
E-mail: jfkkouen@j.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Biographies:

David Harris
(Edward and Sandra Meyer Office of the Executive Director, American Jewish Committee)

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Mr. Harris has led AJC, the premier global advocacy organization, since 1990. He has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most prestigious forums, including the World Economic Forum in Davos. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on several occasions, as well as before the UN Commission on Human Rights. He has been honored a total of 14 times by the 10 governments for his international efforts in defense of human rights, advancement of the transatlantic partnership, and dedication to the Jewish people. He has written hundreds of articles, op-eds, letters, and reviews in leading media outlets, including CBS Radio Network and The Huffington Post. He was a Visiting Scholar at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (2000-2002) and a Senior Associate at St. Antony’s College of Oxford University (2009-2011). In 2003, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Hebrew Union College. Mr. Harris is the author of seven books including The Jewish World, Entering a New Culture, and five volumes of In theTrenches – and co-author of an eighth, The Jokes of Oppression.

Dr. Fumiaki Kubo
(A. Barton Hepburn Professor of American Government and History at the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo)

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Dr. Kubo has been in his current position at the University of Tokyo since 2003. He is affiliated with the Japan Institute for International Affairs as a Visiting Scholar, as well as with the Tokyo Foundation as a Senior Research Scholar. He studied at Cornell University in 1984-1986, at the Johns Hopkins University in 1991-1993, and at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland in 1998-99. In addition, he was an Invited Professor at SciencesPo in Paris in the spring of 2009, and a Japan Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2014. He is the author of many books which include: Modern American Politics (with Hitoshi Abe), Ideology and Foreign Policy After Iraq in the United States ( editor ), A Study on the Infrastructure of American Politics( editor ). In 1989, he received the Sakurada-Kai Gold Award for the Study of Politics and the Keio Gijuku Award.
In 2001 and 2002, Kubo served on the Prime Minister's Commission on the Study of Direct Election System of Prime Minister. Since 2007, Kubo is a member of the U.S-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange ( CULCON ). In February 2015, he became a member of the Japan-US Educational Commission.

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