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Kent Calder – Super Continent: BRI and the Emergence of an Integrated Eurasia
February 12, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Kent Calder, Johns Hopkins University
Kent Calder serves as Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperation at JHU. He is also Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, and served from 2016-2018 as Director of Asia Programs. Before arriving at Johns Hopkins SAIS in 2003, Calder served as Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Professor at Princeton University, Lecturer on Government at Harvard, and as the first Executive Director of Harvard University’s Program on US-Japan Relations. Calder received his PhD from Harvard University in 1979, where he worked under the direction of Edwin O. Reischauer. A specialist in East Asian political economy, he has spent eleven years living and researching in Japan and four years elsewhere in East Asia. In 2014, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. Calder’s most recent works include Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan (Stanford, 2017); Singapore: Smart City, Smart State (Brookings, 2017); Asia in Washington (Brookings, 2014); and The New Continentalism: Energy and Twenty-First Century Eurasian Geopolitics (Yale, 2012)